NETGEAR® RangeMax Dual Band Wireless-N Router Wins POPULAR MECHANICS Magazine's Editor's Choice Award


NETGEAR Among Only 20 Companies Honored at the 2008 Consumer Electronics Show for Product Innovation, Design and Engineering, and Simplicity

SANTA CLARA, Calif., Jan. 17 -- NETGEAR, Inc. (NASDAQ:NTGR), a worldwide provider of technologically advanced, branded networking solutions, today announced that the NETGEAR RangeMax Dual Band Wireless-N Router (WNDR3300) won POPULAR MECHANICS Magazine's celebrated Editor's Choice Award at the 2008 International Consumer Electronics Show (CES), the world's largest annual tradeshow for consumer technology and America's largest annual tradeshow of any kind. POPULAR MECHANICS' editor-in-chief, James Meigs, presented NETGEAR with the award at a private ceremony at the Las Vegas Convention Center. The company was one of only 20 companies so honored by the magazine, from 2,700 CES exhibitors launching more than 20,000 products.

"We're particularly pleased to receive this prestigious recognition for the RangeMax Dual Band Wireless-N Router, as it offers a host of advantages to our customers," said David Henry, NETGEAR's director for home/consumer products. "Not only does it offer simultaneous support for wireless-N and legacy devices at their maximum respective speeds, but it addresses one of the main pain points for most users -- security setup. Our innovative "Push 'N' Connect" feature is truly one of a kind, and makes setup seamless."

"NETGEAR's Dual Band Wireless-N Router was one of the 20 products that stood out from the pack at CES this year for innovation, invention, design and engineering," said James Meigs, editor-in-chief of POPULAR MECHANICS.

POPULAR MECHANICS' technology editors wrote, "NETGEAR's Dual Band Wireless-N Router promises fast and reliable performance, but easy is better. NETGEAR offers Push 'N' Connect security setup using WPS discovery protocol, which will allow users to simply push a button on the router, then a software button on their laptop, and everything sets up safely, securely, and best of all, automatically."

The NETGEAR RangeMax Dual Band Wireless-N Router delivers the highest Wi-Fi performance for today's Wireless-N notebooks and dual-band adapters while providing simultaneous support for legacy 802.11g devices as well as clients based on 2.4 GHz and/or 5 GHz Wireless-N. In addition to an array of eight patented metamaterial antennas, the RangeMax Dual Band Wireless-N Router supports 5 GHz Wireless-N, avoiding interference from household appliances, cordless phones, Bluetooth devices, and even other neighboring Wi-Fi networks, and maximizes wireless performance and range to deliver faster downloads, high-quality media streaming, and better online gaming.

Equipped with the industry-standard Wi-Fi Protected Setup (WPS) introduced by the WiFi Alliance, the NETGEAR Dual Band Wireless-N Router makes it fast and easy to connect clients to the home network with the highest level of security by simply pushing the "Push 'N' Connect" button, eliminating the need to remember or input security password keys. Advanced Quality of Service (QoS) ensures lag-free gaming, jitter-free streaming of high-definition video, and delivers clear, reliable Voice-over-IP phone calls.

More information on POPULAR MECHANICS' Editor's Choice Awards is available at: http://www.popularmechanics.com/technology/reviews/4243711.html?page=12

About NETGEAR, Inc.

NETGEAR (NASDAQ:NTGR) designs technologically advanced, branded networking solutions that address the specific needs of small and medium business and home users. The Company's product offerings enable users to share Internet access, peripherals, files, digital multimedia content and applications among multiple personal computers and other Internet-enabled devices. As an ENERGY STAR® partner, NETGEAR offers products that prevent greenhouse gas emissions by meeting strict energy-efficiency specifications set by the U.S. government. NETGEAR is headquartered in Santa Clara, Calif. For more information, visit the company's Web site at www.netgear.com/ or call (408) 907-8000.

Source: NETGEAR, Inc.

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Web site: www.netgear.com/

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