108 Mbps Wireless

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SANTA CLARA, Calif., Aug. 25 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- NETGEAR, Inc.,
(Nasdaq: NTGR - News), a worldwide provider of technologically advanced, branded
networking products, today took wireless speeds to the next level with the
introduction of the WGT624 108 Mbps Wireless Firewall Router and WG511T 108
Mbps Wireless PC Card. With wireless throughput up to ten times faster than
802.11b, NETGEAR's 802.11b/g-compliant 108 Mbps wireless networking solutions
are designed to support the bandwidth-intensive entertainment applications of
the next generation connected home.NETGEAR Breaks the Speed Barrier with Industry First 108 Mbps 802.11b/g Wireless Networking SolutionMonday August 25, 8:31 am ET

WGT624 108 Mbps Wireless Firewall Router and WG511T 108 Mbps Wireless PC Card Ideal for Bandwidth-Intensive Entertainment Applications of Next Generation Connected Homes

SANTA CLARA, Calif., Aug. 25 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- NETGEAR, Inc.,
(Nasdaq: NTGR - News), a worldwide provider of technologically advanced, branded
networking products, today took wireless speeds to the next level with the
introduction of the WGT624 108 Mbps Wireless Firewall Router and WG511T 108
Mbps Wireless PC Card. With wireless throughput up to ten times faster than
802.11b, NETGEAR's 802.11b/g-compliant 108 Mbps wireless networking solutions
are designed to support the bandwidth-intensive entertainment applications of
the next generation connected home.

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    "Over the next couple of years, we expect to see the rapid emergence of
    converged home networks. This growth in media client and server products will
    be driven by the rise in popularity of applications such as online gaming,
    digital audio sharing, and streaming video," explained Mike Wolf, Director of
    Enterprise and Residential Communications at In-Stat/MDR. "The bandwidth
    requirements of these new devices and applications extend well beyond those of
    the traditional data networking interfaces and will require the bandwidth and
    speeds that NETGEAR's 108 Mbps wireless solutions can easily provide."

    "The introduction of 108 Mbps wireless speeds is shifting the paradigm
    that wired Ethernet is the only solution for high-speed network connectivity.
    When used together, we believe our WGT624 and WG511T are capable of data
    transfer speeds rivaling those of 100Mbps wired Ethernet connections," stated
    Patrick Lo, Chairman and CEO of NETGEAR. "With faster wireless speeds, not to
    mention extensive ease-of-use and security features, NETGEAR's 108 Mbps
    wireless networking solutions are a good choice for beginners and networking-
    savvy consumers alike."

    NETGEAR built this next generation wireless solution on Atheros
    Communications' breakthrough, performance-enhanced chipset with Super G
    technology. NETGEAR's fast 108 Mbps wireless networking solutions complement
    its already diverse line of wireless networking products and is backwards
    compatible with the 802.11g and 802.11b wireless standards. In addition to
    faster wireless speeds, these latest products incorporate NETGEAR's popular
    Smart Wizard installation process designed to get a network up quickly and
    easily along with a new Smart Wizard Assisted Firmware Update feature to
    simplify unit upgrading. NETGEAR's 108 Mbps wireless networking solutions
    also offer a robust security and privacy feature set to protect the network,
    enhanced performance to deliver higher data rates at longer ranges, multimedia
    Quality of Service (QoS) to ensure that the performance of streaming media is
    not degraded due to simultaneous Web browsing or file downloading on other
    network computers, and WDS wireless repeater functionality through a firmware
    upgrade to support whole home wireless coverage.

    WGT624 108 Mbps Wireless Firewall Router

    Designed to effortlessly support multiple simultaneous wireless users, the
    long-range wireless transfer of bandwidth-intensive multimedia applications
    including digital images, videos and MP3 files, the fast WGT624 108 Mbps
    Wireless Firewall Router offers data transfer speeds that are double that of
    802.11g equipment and up to ten times faster than 802.11b technology.
    Equipped with a four-port 10/100Mbps Ethernet switch, the WGT624 is 802.11g
    and 802.11b compliant and incorporates new technology that makes more
    effective use of the wireless range by providing higher data rates throughout
    the range of the WGT624 than what was possible with previous generation Wi-Fi
    equipment.

    The WGT624, which features NETGEAR's Smart Wizard and interactive
    installation tutorial for ease of set-up, also includes a new Smart Wizard
    Assisted Firmware Update feature to simplify the downloading and upgrading to
    the latest firmware. In addition, the WGT624 offers over ten security and
    privacy features including a double firewall (NAT and SPI), 64- and 152-bit
    WEP encryption, multiple VPN pass-through support, intrusion detection,
    security logging with e-mail alerts, and WPA (Wi-Fi Protected Access) support.

    WG511T 108 Mbps Wireless PC Card

    The WG511T 108 Mbps Wireless PC Card, which provides wireless network
    connectivity up to ten times faster than 802.11b technology when used with the
    WGT624 108 Mbps Wireless Firewall Router, is fully compliant with the 802.11g
    standard, ensuring interoperability with existing 802.11b and 802.11g-based
    Wi-Fi hotspots and networks.

    In addition to incorporating new antenna technology that enables greater
    range than previous-generation products, setup is now made quick and easy with
    a new Smart Wizard install assistant for adapters. The WG511T provides the
    highest level of industry-standard 152-bit WEP encryption and is upgradeable
    to support WPA, giving the user the advantages of enhanced performance and
    security.

    Both the NETGEAR WGT624 108 Mbps Wireless Firewall Router and WG511T 108
    Mbps Wireless PC Card are backed by a one-year warranty and 24/7 technical
    support, and will be available starting in September 2003 via leading
    retailers, including Fry's, Best Buy, CompUSA, and Microcenter, as well as
    direct marketers, e-commerce sites, and value-added resellers at an estimated
    retail price of $149.99 for the WGT624 and $89.99 for the WG511T.

    About NETGEAR Inc.

    NETGEAR designs technologically advanced, branded networking products that
    address the specific needs of small business and home users. The Company's
    suite of approximately 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.

    NOTE: NETGEAR is a registered trademark of NETGEAR, Inc. in the United
    States and other countries.

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