NETGEAR Launches Voice Products in Europe Through sipgate Europe's First Multinational Internet Telephone Service Provider Bundles

NETGEAR VoIP Terminal Adapter and Router with Service in Austria, Germany and

the U.K.



    SANTA CLARA, Calif., April 25 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- NETGEAR(R), Inc.
 (Nasdaq:   NTGR), a worldwide provider of technologically advanced, branded
 networking products, today announced that sipgate, Europe's first
 multinational Internet telephone service provider, has agreed to offer NETGEAR
 products to sipgate customers in Austria, Germany and the United Kingdom. This
 arrangement is NETGEAR's first with a Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP)
 service provider in Europe, and further underscores the importance to NETGEAR
 of the development and delivery of new VoIP devices for residential and small
 office/home office (SOHO) customers. The first product to be covered by the
 new relationship is a NETGEAR Broadband Voice Adapter with Router and 2 Phone
 Ports (Model TA612V), specifically customized by NETGEAR to support sipgate
 VoIP services.
     "NETGEAR's commitment to reliable, affordable and stylish products extends
 to our VoIP strategy," said Paul J. Thomas, NETGEAR's director of Telco & ISP
 Business, EMEA. "We're excited at the opportunity to connect the NETGEAR
 brand, already well known in Europe for data networking, to voice services.
 The convergence of voice with data and multimedia networking through a home
 network promises to become the standard way that people communicate. We're
 happy to be working with sipgate to enable their subscribers to benefit from
 this convenient service today."
     Customers that sign up for the sipgate service use their existing
 broadband connection to make phone calls over the Internet, either as a second
 landline service or as a replacement for their existing landline. sipgate
 provides subscribers with the NETGEAR Broadband Voice Adapter with Router,
 which is the ideal telephone terminal adapter for delivering convergent voice
 services to the networked home environment. The NETGEAR Broadband Voice
 Adapter offers standard NETGEAR router and firewall functionality so that
 subscribers can also connect personal computers and peripheral devices into a
 home network.
     The NETGEAR Broadband Voice Adapter with Router has two ports for
 telephone and fax devices and two RJ-45 jacks for connections to the Internet
 and the home network. Customers simply plug an ordinary telephone and their
 cable or digital subscriber line (DSL) modem into the NETGEAR Broadband Voice
 Adapter; installation and set-up is extremely simple due to NETGEAR's
 intuitive user interface, Smart Wizard(TM). To place and receive calls, a user
 just picks up the adapter-connected telephone and dials numbers as normal, but
 at lower rates, with greater convenience and better service. There are no line
 rental or monthly charges for sipgate service; calls are charged on a highly
 competitive pay-as-you-go basis. Additional benefits to new sipgate
 subscribers using the NETGEAR Broadband Voice Adapter with Router are free
 minutes, free voicemail, and free set-up.
     "NETGEAR is one of the most respected networking brands in Europe, with a
 very strong retail presence and a high name-recognition factor," said Thilo
 Salmon, associate managing director of Indigo Networks GmbH, sipgate's parent
 company headquartered in Duesseldorf, Germany. "By combining their products
 with the sipgate service we've rolled out in Austria, Germany and the U.K.,
 we're offering subscribers the most robust, and convenient, option for
 combined voice and data networking."
     The NETGEAR Broadband Voice Adapter with Router and 2 Phone Ports (TA612V)
 is available now via sipgate and will be available in select retail outlets
 subject to local agreements. More information on sipgate's Internet telephone
 service in Austria is at http://www.sipgate.at. German service information is
 at http://www.sipgate.de. Customers in the United Kingdom should visit
 http://www.sipgate.co.uk.
 
     About NETGEAR, Inc.
     NETGEAR(R) (Nasdaq:   NTGR) designs technologically advanced, branded
 networking products 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.  NETGEAR is headquartered in Santa Clara, Calif.  For more
 information, visit the company's Web site at http://www.netgear.com or call
 (408) 907-8000.
 
     NOTE:  NETGEAR(R), the NETGEAR logo, and Smart Wizard are trademarks or
 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.
 
     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 the expected performance characteristics,
 specifications, 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 end-users; the performance of
 NETGEAR's products may be adversely affected by real world operating
 conditions; 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 "Risk Factors Affecting Future Results", pages 26 through 35,
 in the Company's Quarterly Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal quarter ended
 December 31, 2004, filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on March
 16, 2005.  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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SOURCE NETGEAR, Inc.

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