NETGEAR LAUNCHES FIRST NIGHTHAWK AC1900 WIFI CABLE MODEM ROUTER, INDUSTRY’S FASTEST CABLE MODEM ROUTER TO MAXIMIZE HOME INTERNET SPEED

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SAN JOSE, Calif. - June 22, 2015 - NETGEAR®, Inc. (NASDAQ: NTGR) (www.netgear.com), a global networking company that delivers innovative products to consumers, businesses and service providers, is introducing the industry's fastest cable modem router, the first under its premium Nighthawk brand. Cable Internet subscribers demanding the most extreme broadband speeds and service tiers available for HD and 4K streaming and gaming will love the new Nighthawk AC1900 WiFi Cable Modem Router (C7000)(www.netgear.com/C7000), as it has the highest-performance integrated AC WiFi cable modem in the market today. Moreover, by owning your equipment, you'll avoid your Internet provider's monthly rental charge and will save money over time, meaning the Nighthawk will eventually pay for itself.

This two-in-one device saves power and space by integrating a high performance WiFi router with a built-in DOCSIS® 3.0 cable modem that supports the highest data tier plans offered by major U.S. cable Internet providers. In addition to offering incredibly fast WiFi speeds up to 1900Mbps* (600+1300Mbps) with high performance amplifiers, the Nighthawk AC1900 WiFi Cable Modem Router is the first in the market with the latest 24x8 channel bonding modem technology that enables extreme Internet cable download speeds up to 960Mbps**, creating a highly reliable and fast broadband connection. This makes the Nighthawk an ideal choice for stepping up your home network performance to support HD and 4K video streaming, high-speed online gaming, and faster downloads.

Cable Internet bandwidth is shared with other cable subscribers in your neighborhood, so with your existing cable modem router from your ISP you may see decreased performance during peak usage times. But the ability of the Nighthawk AC1900 WiFi Cable Modem Router to support 24 download bonded channels simultaneously means that you have a bigger "pipe" for data traffic as compared to your neighbors with only four download bonded channels. As a result, you should receive the committed bandwidth of your service tier even during peak hours.

"Customer demand is causing cable Internet service providers to continually update their offerings, rolling out new, faster service tiers to support the demand for improved home streaming experiences," said Sandeep Harpalani, NETGEAR's senior director of product marketing for Retail Networking Products. "Whether you have a 50Mbps service tier or 250Mbps service tier, our new Nighthawk AC1900 WiFi Cable Modem Router supports this increase in data throughput and helps sustain optimal performance even during peak usage times. The more bonded channels your cable modem router supports, the more likely you can avoid Internet congestion and enjoy the best streaming and gaming experiences."

The Nighthawk AC1900 WiFi Cable Modem Router is powered by two processors: a 1.0GHz processor to provide the best performance for wired, wireless and USB storage backup, and a dedicated 600MHz processor for running DOCSIS cable. Beamforming+ technology with implicit and explicit Beamforming support for 2.4 and 5GHz bands boosts WiFi speed, reliability and range for all new and legacy WiFi mobile devices.

With the new Nighthawk AC1900 WiFi Cable Modem Router, you can also enjoy the unique capabilities of the NETGEAR genie® app. The user-friendly NETGEAR genie, already enjoyed by more than 5 million NETGEAR customers worldwide, is your personal dashboard that makes it easy to install, monitor, control and repair your home network from PCs, Mac®s, and iOS and Android™ smartphones and tablets. You can easily access your home network, view the network map, check bandwidth usage, block WiFi devices, set up guest WiFi, and manage parental controls for safer web surfing, anytime, anywhere, all through the app. The NETGEAR MyMedia™ feature enables you to find and play your stored media files from anywhere on your network to your DLNA®-ready TVs and music system. You can also make any printer AirPrint® compatible for printing from an iPad or iPhone.

Furthermore, there is a built-in NETGEAR ReadySHARE®-enabled USB port for wirelessly accessing and sharing content on a USB hard drive from any device in your home network. ReadySHARE printing capability means you can wirelessly access and share a USB printer, creating the total package for consumer or home office needs.

Pricing and Availability

The NETGEAR Nighthawk AC1900 WiFi Cable Modem Router (C7000) will become available in late June from major retailers in stores and online, at an MSRP starting at $279.99 in the U.S.

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