NETGEAR Launches Nighthawk AC1900 WiFi VDSL/ADSL Modem Router

NETGEAR Launches Nighthawk AC1900 WiFi VDSL/ADSL Modem Router for Faster Internet Download Speeds and Better Streaming for Movies, Videos and Gaming

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SAN JOSE, Calif.–NETGEAR, Inc. (NASDAQ:NTGR) (www.netgear.com), a global networking company that delivers innovative products to consumers, businesses and service providers, has expanded its family of VDSL Modem Routers with Nighthawk AC1900 WiFi VDSL/ADSL Modem Router (D7000) with dual band WiFi and Gigabit Ethernet (www.netgear.com/D7000). This two-in-one device is a high performance router with an embedded DSL modem supporting ADSL/ADSL2/ADSL2+ and VDSL/VDSL2 speeds. It carries the Nighthawk name —the premium line of NETGEAR routers— reflecting its powerful dual-core 1GHz processor, extreme WiFi speeds and superior range for better streaming and gaming experiences. It is also the first AC1900 VDSL Modem Router to offer two SuperSpeed USB 3.0 ports for faster connections and twice the USB storage access.

“If you need the ultimate in terms of performance and the world’s fastest WiFi, you’ll get it from our Nighthawk AC1900 WiFi VDSL/ADSL Modem Router. It carries the Nighthawk name as our family of Nighthawk products meet the highest level of performance and feature requirements.”

The Nighthawk AC1900 WiFi VDSL/ADSL Modem Router provides a built-in fast DSL modem for broadband that is compatible with legacy ADSL, ADSL2 and ADSL2+ connections as well as lightning-fast VDSL and VDSL2 speeds. It offers a great solution to replace outdated or lower-performing equipment from your DSL provider. It also offers a Gigabit Ethernet WAN port for universal compatibility with any Internet service, making Nighthawk a logical choice for offering a future-ready upgrade to fiber/cable Internet service.

The dual-core 1GHz processor that powers Nighthawk AC1900 WiFi VDSL/ADSL Modem Router boosts wireless, wired, and USB performance. Nighthawk takes full advantage of the world’s fastest AC WiFi technology that’s already built into your latest mobile devices, while still backward compatible with 802.11 a/b/g/n devices. Within the home or local network, Nighthawk delivers incredibly fast wireless up to 1.9Gbps (AC1900 WiFi = 600+1300Mbps*) and Gigabit Ethernet speeds. High-powered amplifiers, three external antennas and Beamforming+ improve range and reliability to extend coverage and reduce dead spots even in very large homes. Its simultaneous dual band WiFi technology (2.4GHz for range and 5GHz for performance) avoids wireless interference.

Netgear LogoNighthawk AC1900 WiFi VDSL/ADSL Modem Router supports fast connections to more devices than typical modem routers from your DSL Internet Service Provider, making it especially appropriate for home networks with multiple device connections such as smartphones; notebook, tablet and desktop computers; gaming consoles; smart TVs; and Blu-ray® players.

“Internet Service Providers typically address the lowest average performance requirements when bundling a modem router with their subscriber service package. Even if you’re paying for an extremely fast DSL broadband service, you’re probably not getting the fastest WiFi and latest features in the equipment you’re using for in-home networking,” said Doug Cheung, senior product line manager for NETGEAR DSL Products. “If you need the ultimate in terms of performance and the world’s fastest WiFi, you’ll get it from our Nighthawk AC1900 WiFi VDSL/ADSL Modem Router. It carries the Nighthawk name as our family of Nighthawk products meet the highest level of performance and feature requirements.”

In addition to its four Gigabit Ethernet LAN ports, Nighthawk AC1900 WiFi VDSL/ADSL Modem Router is the first to offer two SuperSpeed USB 3.0 ports, for connections up to ten times faster than USB 2.0. These two built-in ports are NETGEAR ReadySHARE®-enabled for wirelessly accessing and sharing content on USB hard drives 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. You can also keep your content safe with NETGEAR ReadySHARE Vault™, free application software that takes automatic backup of incremental changes on all PCs in your home network and saves them to a USB hard drive connected to the modem router.

Nighthawk AC1900 WiFi VDSL/ADSL Modem Router also supports 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. You can easily access your home network, view the real-time network map of all the connected devices on your network, check bandwidth usage, block WiFi devices, set up guest WiFi, and manage parental controls for safer web surfing on a per-device basis, 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®.

Nighthawk AC1900 WiFi VDSL/ADSL Modem Router will have you covered in terms of network security, offering the highest levels of wireless security to ensure your family’s online safety and privacy. In addition to guest network access and parental controls that you can tailor to each device, you have VPN support for secure access to your home network. You can even customize a free URL to create your personal FTP server.

Pricing and Availability

NETGEAR Nighthawk AC1900 WiFi VDSL/ADSL Modem Router is available now throughout Europe, Asia and Australia in retail shops and online. In Europe, it has an MSRP of €229.99 (EUR). It will be available in early fall in the U.S. at an MSRP of $249.99 (USD).

More Information

Learn more about NETGEAR Nighthawk AC1900 WiFi VDSL/ADSL Modem Router (D7000) at www.netgear.com/D7000.

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, 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 44,000 retail locations around the globe, and through approximately 33,000 value-added resellers. The company’s headquarters are in San Jose, Calif., with additional offices in approximately 25 countries. More information is available at http://investor.netgear.com or by calling (408) 907-8000. Connect with NETGEAR at www.twitter.com/NETGEAR and www.facebook.com/NETGEAR.

©2015 NETGEAR, Inc. NETGEAR, the NETGEAR logo, NETGEAR genie, MyMedia, Nighthawk, ReadySHARE and ReadySHARE Vault 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. AC1900 equals 600Mbps at 2.4GHz 802.11n with QAM support + 1300Mbps at 5GHz 802.11ac. Up to 1300Mbps wireless speeds achievable when connecting to other 802.11ac 1300Mbps 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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