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Connect, Stream and Enjoy: NETGEAR Announces DLNA Certification For Router and Network-Attached Storage Products

by david.nunes

DLNA certification makes it easy to identify NETGEAR products that will share video, music, and photos seamlessly with other DLNA Certified® devices

South East Asia — November 24, 2010NETGEAR®, Inc. (NASDAQGM: NTGR), a global networking company that delivers innovative products to consumers, businesses and Internet service providers, today announced that its N600 Wireless Dual Band Gigabit Router (WNDR3700) and ReadyNAS® Ultra family of network attached storage systems have been certified by the Digital Living Network Alliance, assuring effortless compatibility with other DLNA Certified® devices.

The NETGEAR WNDR3700, the Ultimate Networking Machine, is one of the first retail routers in its category to have DLNA certification. Any USB hard drive plugged into the USB port of the WNDR3700 can now be a DLNA Certified® media streamer, sending video, music and photos to DLNA Certified® home theater devices like gaming consoles, Internet enabled TVs, Blu-Ray™ players and photo frames.

The NETGEAR ReadyNAS Ultra family of home media servers can send video content to a DLNA Certified® game console or television, even when the devices are in different rooms and no home computer is turned on. NETGEAR’s partnership with Skifta also allows a ReadyNAS to stream content across the Internet to a location beyond the home network, such as a friend’s house.

Consumers can look for the DLNA logo on home networking and electronics products to know the devices they choose will work with other DLNA Certified® devices, regardless of manufacturer. DLNA is rapidly emerging as the standard of choice for home networking and is supported by 200 companies worldwide, with more than 8,500 certified devices. DLNA Certified® products include televisions, mobile phones, printers, digital cameras, Blu-ray™ and DVD players, video game consoles, digital photo frames, storage devices and computers.

“NETGEAR has been a leader in advancing the vision of computers, peripherals, consumer electronics and mobile devices connected in one seamless network – a vision we share at DLNA,” said Nidhish Parikh, chairman of the Board of Directors and president of the Digital Living Network Alliance. “We look forward to working with NETGEAR moving forward and know that they will take advantage of the many benefits of DLNA interoperability to make consumers’ home networks even more valuable in the months and years to come.”

“We are strong supporters of DLNA because it opens up new experiences and gives customers peace of mind in knowing all their DLNA Certified® products will easily work together,” said David Henry, senior director of product marketing, Home Products, at NETGEAR. “As more and more types of devices are added to home and business networks, we will continue to grow the number of DLNA Certified® NETGEAR products.”

Backed by a one-year warranty and full 24/7 technical support, the N600 Wireless Dual Band Gigabit Router (WNDR3700) and the ReadyNAS Ultra family of home media servers are now available for purchase worldwide.

More product information and photos of the N600 Wireless Dual Band Gigabit Router (WNDR3700) are available at www.netgear.com/ultimatewifi

More product information and photos of the NETGEAR ReadyNAS Ultra family of home media servers are available at www.netgear.com/ultra

About NETGEAR, Inc.

NETGEAR (NASDAQGM: NTGR) designs innovative, branded technology solutions that address the specific networking, storage, and security needs of Small- to Medium-sized Businesses (SMBs) and home users. The company offers an end-to-end networking product portfolio to enable users to share Internet access, peripherals, files, multimedia content, and applications among multiple computers and other Internet-enabled devices. Products are built on a variety of proven technologies such as wireless, Ethernet and powerline, with a focus on reliability and ease-of-use. NETGEAR products are sold in over 26,000 retail locations around the globe, and via more than 39,000 value-added resellers. The company’s headquarters are in San Jose, Calif., with additional offices in 25 countries. NETGEAR is an ENERGY STAR® partner. More information is available at http://www.netgear.com or by calling (408) 907-8000. Connect with NETGEAR at http://twitter.com/NETGEAR and http://www.facebook.com/netgear.

©2010 NETGEAR, Inc. NETGEAR, the NETGEAR logo, and RangeMax are trademarks or registered trademarks of NETGEAR, Inc. in the United States and/or other countries.DOCSIS is a trademark of Cable Television Laboratories, Inc. Wi-Fi is a trademark of the Wi-Fi Alliance. Other brand and product names are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective holders. Information is subject to change without notice. All rights reserved.

Note: Maximum wireless signal rate derived from IEEE Standard 802.11 specifications. Actual data throughput will vary from maximum signal rates stipulated. Network conditions and environmental factors, including volume of network traffic, building materials and construction, and network overhead, lower actual data throughput rate.

Safe Harbor Statement under the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 for NETGEAR, Inc.:
This press release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of the U.S. Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Specifically, statements concerning NETGEAR’s business and the expected performance characteristics, specifications, reliability, market acceptance, market growth, specific uses, user feedback and market position of NETGEAR’s products and technology are forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Safe Harbor. These statements are based on management’s current expectations and are subject to certain risks and uncertainties, including, without limitation, the following: the actual price, performance and ease of use of NETGEAR’s products may not meet the price, performance and ease of use requirements of customers; product performance may be adversely affected by real world operating conditions; failure of products may under certain circumstances cause permanent loss of end user data; new viruses or Internet threats may develop that challenge the effectiveness of security features in NETGEAR’s products; the ability of NETGEAR to market and sell its products and technology; the impact and pricing of competing products; and the introduction of alternative technological solutions. Further information on potential risk factors that could affect NETGEAR and its business are detailed in the Company’s periodic filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including, but not limited to, those risks and uncertainties listed in the section entitled “Part II – Item 1A. Risk Factors,” pages 36 through 52, in the Company’s quarterly report on Form 10-Q for the fiscal second quarter ended June 27, 2010, filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on August 5, 2010. NETGEAR undertakes no obligation to release publicly any revisions to any forward-looking statements contained herein to reflect events or circumstances after the date hereof or to reflect the occurrence of unanticipated events.

For more information please contact:
Steven Goh
Band Public Relations

DID: 6324-0385
Email: steven@bandpr.com.sg

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