NETGEAR Tops Competition For Second Year In a Row To Earn PC World Ultimate Wireless Guide "Best Buy" Award
Wireless 802.11g “Kit,” Including 108 Mbps Wireless Router (WGT624), 108 Mbps Wireless PCI Adapter (WG311T) and 54 Mbps Wireless USB 2.0 Adapter (WG111), Received Top Honors in Extensive Wireless Round-Up
SANTA CLARA, Calif. – November 22, 2004 – NETGEAR, Inc., (Nasdaq: NTGR) a worldwide provider of technologically advanced, branded networking products, today announced the award of the PC World Best Buy designation to a wireless 802.11g “kit” that includes the 108 Mbps Wireless Router (WGT624), 108 Mbps Wireless PCI Adapter (WG311T) and 54 Mbps Wireless USB 2.0 Adapter (WG111). “The Ultimate Wireless Guide,” published in the November 2004 issue of PC World awarded the NETGEAR solution top honors in an extensive round-up of wireless routers and adapters.
According to the article, which reviewed NETGEAR’s Super G™ 108 Mbps Wireless Router and 108 Mbps Wireless PCI Adapter, the wireless “kit” was designated as the “Best Buy” in the Wi-Fi Routers and Adapters category based upon a “moderate price, combined with above-average performance and a very simple setup.”
“We are honored to be recognized by PC World for two consecutive years for the efforts we’ve made to deliver to customers the fastest and most intuitive wireless networking products in the market today,” stated Vivek Pathela, NETGEAR Senior Director of Product Marketing – Consumer Products. “With home entertainment and data networking technologies converging to enable consumer applications such as streaming audio and video, and console gaming, it will be imperative that the network infrastructure is reliable, affordable and easy-to-use. NETGEAR’s consumer wireless solutions are designed to enable everyday consumers to easily implement or expand a high-performance wireless network in the home.”
The Ultimate Wireless Guide is published in the November 2004 issue of PC World and can also be viewed online at the magazine’s Web site at: http://www.pcworld.com/howto/article/0,aid,117807,00.asp
The NETGEAR 108 Mbps Wireless Router (WGT624), 108 Mbps Wireless PCI Adapter (WG311T) and 54 Mbps Wireless USB 2.0 Adapter (WG111) are available at familiar retailers, direct marketers, and e-commerce sites, at a retail price of $99.99, $69.99 and $69.99 respectively.
About NETGEAR, Inc.
NETGEAR (Nasdaq: NTGR) designs technologically advanced, branded networking products that address the specific needs of small and medium business and home users. The Company's suite of over 100 products enables users to share Internet access, peripherals, files, digital multimedia content and applications among multiple personal computers and other Internet-enabled devices. 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.
©2004 NETGEAR, Inc. NETGEAR and the NETGEAR Logo are trademarks or registered trademarks of Netgear, Inc. in the United States and/or other countries. Super G is a trademark of Atheros Corporation, Inc. Other brand and product names are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective holders. Information is subject to change without notice. All rights reserved.
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 the Company’s products, expected performance characteristics, specifications, market acceptance, market growth, specific uses, user feedback and market position of NETGEAR and its 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: maximum wireless signal rates are based on industry standards and actual data throughput will vary and may be lower depending on network conditions and environmental factors, the actual price, performance and ease of use of NETGEAR’s products may not met the price, performance and ease of use requirements of customers, the ability of NETGEAR to market and sell its products and technology, the availability ofNETGEAR products, 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 “Risk Factors Affecting Future Results”, pages 15 through 22, in the Company’s Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the fiscal quarter ended October 3, 2004, filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on November 17, 2004. 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.
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