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  • 24 July 2018 13:58

NETGEAR LAUNCHES NEW ORBI WIFI SYSTEM SCALED FOR AUSTRALIAN HOMES

Easy-to-set-up mesh system extends high-performance WiFi everywhere around your home

SYDNEY — July 24, 2018 — NETGEAR®, Inc. (NASDAQ: NTGR), the leading provider of networking devices for online game play, the smart home, and the small business environment, is introducing a new model of its popular Orbi™ Whole Home WiFi System within Australia. This new Orbi WiFi System, the RBK23 comes with an Orbi WiFi Router and Satellite that deliver unparalleled WiFi coverage, designed specifically to support better WiFi mesh networking for homes and properties up to 555 square meters.

The Orbi Whole Home WiFi System combines performance with style in delivering up to 2.2Gbps high-performance WiFi enhanced by patented FastLane3™ Technology in a sleek, modern design. The four high-gain internal antennas in each Orbi router and satellite increase wireless range in hard-to-reach areas of your home.

You can set up secure, whole home WiFi within minutes, as Orbi is ready right out of the box. All you need to do is connect Orbi to your high-speed internet modem or gateway and use the Orbi app or any web browser to get started. No accounts required.

Orbi works with a single WiFi network name and has dedicated Tri-Band WiFi so you enjoy uninterrupted connections for seamless 4K HD video streaming and gaming, even as you move from room to room. You also have the convenience of controlling your Orbi through a variety of simple voice commands for Amazon Alexa™ and the Google® Assistant.

Parents will appreciate that Circle® with Disney Smart Parental Controls run on the Orbi router, offering an easy way to manage content and time spent online on a per-child, per-device basis.

“No matter the size of your home, you deserve the best WiFi experience possible,” said David Henry, senior vice president of Connected Home Products for NETGEAR.

“The new Orbi RBK23 router and satellite will push your WiFi coverage to the edge of your home, up to 555 square metres. Orbi eliminates dead spots due to challenging building materials, as it’s easy to add another satellite if needed, under the same network name. With our patented industry-first Tri-band WiFi, you can stream your favorite TV series in the upstairs master bedroom while your kids are playing rapid-fire online games in the media room downstairs, all without a hitch.”

Key Features and Benefits of Orbi Whole Home WiFi System (RBK23):

• Extended Coverage — Get up to 2.2Gbps* high-performance WiFi coverage up to 555 square metres.

• Patented FastLane3™ Technology — The dedicated WiFi backhaul creates better 4K HD streaming and gaming, even as you connect more devices.

• One WiFi Network — Enjoy the convenience of a single WiFi name for your whole home so you have a seamless connection as you move from room to room.

• Smart Parental Controls — Circle® with Disney Smart Parental Controls enables you to easily manage content and time online, on any device.

• Guest WiFi network — Provide internet access to friends and family without sharing your personal network password.

• Ethernet Ports — Use the 2 Gigabit Ethernet ports on each router or satellite to connect your wired devices.

• Works with Amazon Alexa™ and the Google© Assistant — Use simple voice commands to control your home network.

Pricing and Availability

The NETGEAR 2.2Gbps Orbi Home WiFi System is available now through authorised NETGEAR partners and other reseller channels, ecommerce sites, and major retailers at the following suggested retail prices:

• RBK20 — (1) Orbi 2.2Gbps router (RBR20) with (1) satellite (RBS20) for AU$369.00

• RBK23 — (1) Orbi 2.2Gbps router with 2 satellites for AU$499.00

Please visit the NETGEAR website to see other models available in the Orbi Tri-Band Home WiFi System family.

About NETGEAR, Inc.

NETGEAR (NASDAQ: NTGR) is a global networking company that delivers innovative products to consumers, businesses and service providers. The Company's products are built on a variety of proven technologies such as wireless (WiFi and LTE), Ethernet and powerline, with a focus on reliability and ease-of-use. The product line consists of wired and wireless devices that enable networking, broadband access and network connectivity. These products are available in multiple configurations to address the needs of the end-users in each geographic region in which the Company's products are sold. NETGEAR products are sold in approximately 30,000 retail locations around the globe, and through approximately 25,000 value-added resellers, as well as multiple major cable, mobile and wireline service providers around the world. The company's headquarters are in San Jose, Calif., with additional offices in approximately 25 countries. More information is available from the NETGEAR investor page or by calling (408) 907-8000. Connect with NETGEAR on Twitter, Facebook and our blog.

©2018 NETGEAR, Inc. NETGEAR, the NETGEAR logo, and Orbi are trademarks and/or registered trademarks of NETGEAR, Inc. and/or its affiliates in the United States and/or other countries. Other brand and product names are for identification purposes only and may be trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective holder(s). The information contained herein is subject to change without notice. NETGEAR shall not be liable for technical or editorial errors or omissions contained herein. All rights reserved.

* Maximum wireless signal rate derived from IEEE standard 802.11 specifications. AC2200 WiFi or 2.2Gbps equals 450Mbps at 2.4GHz 802.11n + 1733Mbps at 5GHz 802.11ac. Up to 1733 Mbps wireless speeds achievable when connecting to other 802.11ac 1733Mbps devices. Actual data throughput and wireless coverage will vary. Network conditions and environmental factors, including volume of network traffic, building materials and construction, and network overhead, lower actual data throughput rate and wireless coverage. NETGEAR makes no express or implied representations or warranties about this product’s compatibility with any future standards.

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. 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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