NETGEAR Announces Worldwide Availability of the Ultimate Home DSL Gateway with Breakthrough Technology
Delivering the first dual-core processor in a home router, the NETGEAR N600 Wireless Dual Band Gigabit ADSL2+ Modem Router also offers 2 USB ports, CD-less installation and an Ethernet WAN option for Fiber/Cable broadband access
SAN JOSE, Calif. – May 23, 2011 — NETGEAR®, Inc. (NASDAQGM: NTGR), a global networking company that delivers innovative products to consumers, businesses and service providers, today announced worldwide availability of the N600 Wireless Dual Band Gigabit ADSL2+ Modem Router (DGND3700), the Ultimate Home DSL Gateway. The N600 Home DSL gateway brings together in one convenient, power-packed device a high-speed ADLS2+ modem plus an improved version of NETGEAR's acclaimed Ultimate Networking Machine wireless router (WNDR3700) to meet the demanding needs of today's advanced home networks.
Speed is built into the N600 Home DSL Gateway - from the ground up. With the first dual-core processor in a home router, response time is lightning-fast – even when running the most intense applications simultaneously.
Wireless range and capacity are maximized with support for simultaneous 802.11n dual band networking at 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz, providing two completely separate networks for data and video traffic to avoid network overcrowding and loss of data in transmission. The 5 GHz band in particular provides a less interference-prone channel suitable for streaming high-definition video and for networked gaming.
Intelligent quality of service lets consumers give priority to video streams, games and other rich-media applications for uninterrupted enjoyment, as well as giving priority to designated devices on the network.
The N600 Home DSL Gateway supports NETGEAR ReadySHARE™ technology through two USB ports, transforming standard external USB hard drives into shared storage for access by everyone on the home network. In addition, the N600 is DLNA certified, for streaming video or music from the external USB hard drive to any DLNA-complaint media player such as an Internet-enabled TV.
The N600 Home DSL Gateway is also future proof, with a separate gigabit Ethernet WAN port for connecting to either high-speed cable or fiber optic broadband modems. This gives consumers the option to keep using their same Ultimate Home DSL Gateway for cable or fiber Internet service without the need to reconfigure their home networks should they choose at some point to switch from their ADSL service.
And there's more:
- NETGEAR Live Parental Controls provide a centralized, flexible and reliable parental control solution for all the devices on the network, including Windows PCs, Macs, smartphones and tablets, giving children and teenagers a safe environment for online activities – with no subscription required!
- Guest network support allows visitors to go online without having to be given the home network password and without gaining access to computers, printers, storage drives and other devices on the home network.
- A broadband usage meter flags when data consumption is reaching monthly limits, avoiding costly overage fees for consumers with metered service plans.
- Easy set up and control, with CD-less install, so the N600 can be configured by any computer on the network – and even from tablets, netbooks, and smartphones.
The NETGEAR N600 Wireless Dual Band Gigabit ADSL2+ Modem Router is compatible with all major DSL service providers and is a great value compared to separately buying or upgrading a DSL modem and wireless router.
The new Ultimate Home DSL Gateway joins NETGEAR's growing family of high-performance routers, including the acclaimed N600 Wireless Dual Band Gigabit Router (WNDR3700), which recently won the coveted "Editor's Choice" award from PCMag.com. "There are a few qualities that make a router an Editors' Choice: a simple setup process, a strong feature set, and excellent throughput," the magazine said. "Many wireless routers have one or maybe two of those features, but the WNDR3700 has them all . . . (with) breakneck throughput rates that easily outpace the competition." The router in the new N600 Home DSL gateway further raises the bar on performance and innovation by adding a second USB port, a dual-core processor and an internal ADSL2+ modem.
"We call the N600 the Ultimate Home DSL Gateway because it offers the best of everything in one package – a fast ADSL2+ modem, maximum-range 802.11n networking simultaneously on two frequency bands, a high-performance dual-core processor, future-proof gigabit-connectivity for cable and fiber access, support for a shared media library and all the features required to fully enjoy the many possibilities of today's advanced home networks," said Sandeep Harpalani, Senior Product Line Manager for Wireless Networking at NETGEAR. "Simply put, there is no better way for high-speed Internet subscribers to get the most from their home network than with the N600."
Pricing and Availability
The NETGEAR N600 Wireless Dual Band Gigabit ADSL2+ Modem Router (DGND3700) is now available worldwide from major retailers – in stores and online – with a Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) in the United States of $199.99.
To learn more about the NETGEAR N600 Wireless Dual Band Gigabit ADSL2+ Modem Router, please visit http://www.netgear.com/ultimateDSL
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 28,000 retail locations around the globe, and through more than 37,000 value-added resellers. The company's headquarters are in San Jose, Calif., with additional offices in 25 countries. 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.
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