SANTA CLARA, Calif., June 30 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- NETGEAR(R), Inc.
(Nasdaq: NTGR), a worldwide provider of technologically advanced, branded
networking solutions, today announced the launch of the Open Source
Wireless-G Router (WGR614L), a full-featured wireless router designed to
serve as a reliable, high-performance platform to support a wide variety of
applications created by the open source community.
The high-performance WGR614L, which is "Works with Windows Vista"
certified, features a 240 MHz MIPS32(R) CPU core with 16 KB of instruction
cache, 16 KB of data cache, 1 KB of pre-fetch cache, and incorporates 4 MB
of flash memory and 16 MB of RAM. In addition to an external 2 dBi antenna,
the WGR614L integrates a second internal diversity antenna to provide
enhanced performance and range. The router supports free open source
Linux(R)-based Tomato and DD-WRT firmware and will soon support OpenWRT.
The WGR614L is supported by a dedicated open source router community,
www.myopenrouter.com, which provides open source firmware downloads,
forums, blogs, articles, source code, and user guides, and provides users
with dedicated and responsive support by open source experts.
"The launch of the WGR614L is significant to the open source community
as there has been a growing demand for more powerful platforms to support a
rapidly growing segment of open source enthusiasts that are seeking to
create more robust, commercial-grade applications for their wireless
routers," stated Som Pal Choudhury, senior product line manager for
advanced wireless at NETGEAR. "In addition to adding a more powerful
processor and additional memory to the proven Broadcom(R) platform, the
most popular open source firmware, Tomato and DD-WRT, are available on
WGR614L making it easier for users to develop a wide variety of
applications. An important feature of our offering is the dedicated and
responsive open source community which enables users to easily exchange
ideas and troubleshoot issues. New applications currently being developed
by this community include traffic shaping applications, redirections to
captive portals for hotspots, guest access via a separate SSID, upstream
and downstream QOS, and intelligent bandwidth monitoring."
The NETGEAR Open Source Wireless-G Router (WGR614L), which features one
10/100 Internet WAN port and a four-port 10/100 LAN switch, incorporates an
802.11g access point to support wireless connectivity at speeds of up to 54
Mbps. The WGR614L supports static and dynamic routing with TCP/IP, VPN
pass- through (IPSec, L2TP), NAT, PPTP, PPPoE, DHCP (client and server),
and Bigpond. A Stateful Packet Inspection (SPI) firewall protects the
network from intruders, and the wireless connection is secured with support
for 40-, 128- and 152-bit WEP encryption, Wi-Fi Protected Access (WPA),
WPA2-PSK, and Wi-Fi Protected Setup (WPS). Additional security features
include: Exposed Host (DMZ), MAC address authentication, URL content
filtering, logs and e-mail alerts of Internet activity.
The NETGEAR Open Source Wireless-G Router (WGR614L) is backed by a one-
year hardware warranty and is available now via select retailers, direct
marketers, e-commerce sites and value added resellers at a retail price in
the U.S. of $69.
About NETGEAR, Inc.
NETGEAR (Nasdaq: NTGR) designs technologically advanced, branded
networking solutions that address the specific needs of small and medium
business and home users. The company's product offerings enable users to
share Internet access, peripherals, files, digital multimedia content and
applications among multiple personal computers and other Internet-enabled
devices. As an ENERGY STAR(R) partner, NETGEAR offers products that prevent
greenhouse gas emissions by meeting strict energy-efficiency specifications
set by the U.S. government. 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.
(C) 2008 NETGEAR, Inc. NETGEAR and the NETGEAR Logo are registered
trademarks of NETGEAR, Inc. in the United States and/or other countries.
Other brand and product names are trademarks or registered trademarks of
their respective holders. Information is subject to change without notice.
All rights reserved. Actual data throughput will vary from maximum signal
rates stipulated. Network conditions and environmental factors, including
volume of network traffic, building materials and construction, and network
overhead, lower actual data throughput.
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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 the expected performance
characteristics, specifications, market acceptance, market growth, specific
uses, user feedback and market position of NETGEAR's products and
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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; 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 II - Item 1A. Risk Factors," pages 23
through 34, in the Company's Annual Report on Form 10-Q for the quarter
ended March 30, 2008, filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on
May 9, 2008. 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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