NETGEAR Launches New VDSL Modem Router with 802.11ac Wireless for Lightning-Fast Home Network Performance

AC1600 WiFi VDSL/ADSL Modem Router with Dual-Band Gigabit works with any DSL Internet connection to offer vastly better WiFi speed and range in multiple-device homes than your Internet provider's bundled equipment

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 introduced a new VDSL modem router that supports blazing-fast dual-band WiFi speeds, better range, and more devices than typical modem routers in the equipment bundle from your DSL Internet Service Provider. Available initially in Australia, Italy and the UK, the AC1600 WiFi VDSL/ADSL Modem Router with dual band Gigabit (D6400) (www.netgear.co.uk/D6400) is designed for larger homes and for home environments supporting 10 or more devices such as smartphones, notebooks, tablets, laptops, computers, smart TVs, gaming consoles, and Blu-ray players.


The new AC1600 Modem Router provides a built-in fast VDSL modem for broadband that is also compatible with ADSL2+ connections. Its Gigabit Ethernet WAN port also offers future upgrade to fiber or cable. Within the home Local Area Network, it delivers incredibly fast wireless up to 1.6Gbps (AC1600 WiFi = 300+1300Mbps*) and Gigabit Ethernet speeds, making it ideal for home networks supporting multiple device connections and for taking advantage of the world's fastest WiFi technology already baked into your mobile devices. You'll enjoy its ultra-fast speed, reliability, and secure wireless Internet connections that enable applications such as smooth HD video streaming and lag-free multi-player online gaming.

"We developed the AC1600 Modem Router, the first in a series of new VDSL products, in response to consumers who now have extremely fast DSL broadband service but demand better in-home WiFi performance," said Doug Cheung, senior product line manager for NETGEAR DSL Products. "You expect your in-home WiFi to deliver that faster broadband speed to the farthest reaches of your home, but are disappointed and frustrated that the modem router supplied by your Internet provider isn't the latest WiFi technology. You want something faster, with better range, and which supports more devices. Our AC1600 WiFi VDSL/ADSL Modem Router does exactly that."

Compatible with AC WiFi devices and backward compatible with 802.11 a/b/g/n devices, this VDSL/ADSL modem router has high-power amplifiers that enable wireless HD streaming throughout even large-footprint homes. Its simultaneous dual band WiFi technology (2.4GHz for range and 5GHz for performance) avoids wireless interference, while its Gigabit wired connection is ideal for smooth HD streaming and gaming. In addition, Beamforming+ technology boosts speed, reliability and range of WiFi connections to extend coverage and reduce dead spots. These technologies also provide ultimate connectivity for the latest iOS and Android dual band wireless tablets and smartphones.

You'll also benefit from 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 network map, check bandwidth usage, block WiFi devices, set up guest WiFi, and manage parental controls for safer web surfing, anytime, anywhere, 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. You'll find that the genie user interface adapts automatically to the screen size of your iOS or Android smartphone or tablet to provide an optimal viewing experience.

Furthermore, the AC1600 Modem Router offers two built-in NETGEAR ReadySHARE®-enabled USB ports 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.

Pricing and Availability

The NETGEAR AC1600 WiFi VDSL/ADSL Modem Router launches initially in Australia at the end of March, and in Italy and the UK in April. You can purchase it in retail shops and online at an MSRP of €159 (EUR).

More Information

Learn more about the NETGEAR AC1600 WiFi VDSL/ADS Modem Router (D6400) at www.netgear.co.uk/D6400.

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 36,000 value-added resellers. The company's headquarters are in San Jose, Calif., with additional offices in approximately 25 countries. NETGEAR is an ENERGY STAR partner. 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.

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