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NETGEAR Genie Mobile App Puts Control of Your Home Network into the Palm of Your Hand

SAN JOSE, Calif., April 3, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- NETGEAR®, Inc. (NASDAQGM: NTGR), a global networking company that delivers innovative products to consumers, businesses and service providers, today announced that the award-winning NETGEAR Genie® mobile app for Apple® iOS and Google® Android devices is now available at the Apple App store and the Google Play store. NETGEAR Genie mobile app can turn iPads, iPhones, Android phones and tablets into a remote control for network connected media in the home. NETGEAR Genie mobile app provides the ability to easily monitor, manage and control a home network on compatible routers, and was named a Consumer Electronics Show (CES) 2012 Innovations Design and Engineering Award winner.

NETGEAR Genie mobile app offers a simple dashboard that provides easy access to premium features on market leading NETGEAR WiFi Routers. Features include Live Parental Controls, Guest Access to the Home Network, and a Broadband Usage Meter. It also includes a home network map that provides a graphic picture of the entire home network, and makes it easy to identify and block any unwanted devices from neighbors connected to your network.

With the innovative MyMedia feature, the NETGEAR Genie mobile app provides the ability to find photos, video or music files anywhere on the network and play them on any media player. For example, anyone can locate and push family photos or videos to smart TVs and other Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) devices on their network. NETGEAR Genie mobile app with MyMedia also equips any smartphone or tablet so that it becomes a DLNA ready media controller, player, and server.

"NETGEAR Genie mobile app gives you personal control of your entire home network and media collection," said Sandeep Harpalani, senior product line manager at NETGEAR. "The award-winning NETGEAR Genie mobile app is a cool and useful app, available for PCs and Macs, and is now also available on mobile phones and tablets. NETGEAR Genie mobile app makes it easier than ever to control a home network."

Pricing and Availability
NETGEAR Genie mobile app is available for download at no charge at the Apple App Store and Android app marketplace. NETGEAR Genie mobile app works with most NETGEAR WiFi Routers, which are available at leading retailers and etailers. See www.netgear.com/genie for specific models of compatible routers.

More Information
To learn more about the NETGEAR Genie mobile app, please visit www.netgear.com/genie, or https://play.google.com/store, or http://www.apple.com/iphone/from-the-app-store/. For developers interested in developing applications for the genie marketplace please register at www.netgear.com/smartnetwork.

About NETGEAR, Inc.
NETGEAR (NASDAQGM: NTGR) is a global networking company that delivers innovative products to consumers, businesses and service providers. For consumers, the company makes high performance, dependable and easy to use home networking, storage and digital media products to connect people with the Internet and their content and devices. For businesses, NETGEAR provides networking, storage and security solutions without the cost and complexity of big IT. The company also supplies top service providers with retail proven, whole home solutions for their customers. NETGEAR products are built on a variety of proven technologies such as wireless, Ethernet and Powerline, with a focus on reliability and ease-of-use. NETGEAR products are sold in approximately 29,000 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 25 countries. NETGEAR is an ENERGY STAR® partner. More information is available at http://www.NETGEAR.com or by calling (408) 907-8000. Connect with NETGEAR at http://twitter.com/NETGEAR and http://www.facebook.com/NETGEAR.

© 2012 NETGEAR, Inc. NETGEAR, the NETGEAR logo, and NETGEAR Genie are trademarks or registered trademarks of NETGEAR, Inc. in the United States and/or other countries. Apple is a trademark of Apple, Inc., registered in the United States and other countries. Android is a trademark of Google 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 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, including, but not limited to, those risks and uncertainties listed in the section entitled "Part I - Item 1A. Risk Factors," pages 11 through 33, in the Company's annual report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2011, filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on February 29, 2012. 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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