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San Jose, Calif. – June 11, 2024 – NETGEAR®, Inc. (NASDAQ: NTGR), the leading provider of innovative and secure solutions for people to connect and manage their digital lives, today expanded its WiFi 7 mesh and standalone router lines with the new Orbi 770 Tri-band Mesh System and Nighthawk RS300 Router. NETGEAR’s most affordable WiFi 7 products to date build on the company’s promise to provide powerful WiFi performance and secure connectivity.

WiFi 7 Changes the Game

WiFi 7 unlocks 2.4 times faster speeds than WiFi 6, delivers low latency and better handles WiFi interference for families to seamlessly enjoy next gen 4K/8K streaming, video conferencing, gaming, and more. Since the launch of NETGEAR’s first WiFi 7 offerings – Nighthawk RS700 and Orbi 970 – multi-gig internet speeds have become more affordable, work from home demands have remained steady, and more devices such as AR/VR headsets or AI-focused platforms like CoPilot+ have been introduced that require extreme low latency and higher throughput.

While WiFi 7 adoption is growing and new generations of smartphones, laptops, and other devices are hitting the market at a rapid pace, IoT threats are increasing and router security at the device level is critical to keep digital lives and homes protected.

“NETGEAR’s singular focus has always been to create and provide industry-leading solutions with powerful performance and secure WiFi connectivity,” said David Henry, president and GM of Connected Home Products and Services at NETGEAR. “Our newest WiFi 7 additions, Orbi 770 and Nighthawk RS300, deliver these connectivity benefits to a wider audience, helping them experience unprecedented speed and performance on their devices and applications with the strongest possible security available today.”

The Mesh System – Orbi 770 Series

Orbi WiFi 7 Tri-band mesh system provides exceptional performance and lightning-fast speeds up to 11Gbps[1] for up to 100 devices across homes of up to 8,000 square feet with a 3 pack. It improves connection speeds by combining the 5Hz and 6GHz bands using Multi-Link Operation for both fronthaul to connect to devices and backhaul to connect the router & the satellites. Its 2.5 Gig internet port unlocks the ability to fully experience the multi-gig internet speeds available today, making it future proof for a new era of entertainment, hybrid work, and next generation devices and applications. The ample 2.5Gig LAN ports on the router and satellite can be used for multi-gig wired connections between the two or to connect a shared storage or a gaming PC/console.

The slim, cylindrical bodies of the Orbi router and satellites are purposefully designed for optimal performance and make them a subtle addition to any desk, shelf, or entertainment unit. Each unit features four high-performance internal antennas with high-powered amplifiers for 360-degree coverage, regardless of the home layout, from the front door to the backyard. Orbi 770 offers a robust WiFi connection using preamble puncturing which selectively blocks interference for a stable connection, keeping the home network functioning flawlessly.

The Standalone Router – Nighthawk RS300

The Nighthawk RS300 Tri-band router introduces blazing-fast WiFi 7 for speeds up to 9.3Gbps to budget-conscious but high-tech and gadget users. Its sleek new body and patented omni-directional internal antenna design improves coverage and pushes signals to the farthest range, providing up to 2,500 square feet of WiFi coverage across a max of 100 devices.

Everyone in the household can access the latest multi-gig internet speeds with the 2.5 Gig internet port, and the additional 2.5Gig and two 1Gig LAN ports can be used for fast wired connections for latency intolerant, devices such as a gaming PC or console.

Peace of Mind with Cutting-Edge Security

Home network devices see an average of 10 attacks on home networks every 24 hours[2], making it critical to safeguard your digital life starting at the router. Powered by state-of-the-art encryption protocols and advanced threat detection mechanisms, NETGEAR routers stand as the first line of defense against evolving cyber threats and include security features such as automatic firmware updates, VPN support, cutting-edge WPA3 security, access control, and guest WiFi network options.

The Orbi 770 series will be the first product to have an additional layer of security with the new Advanced Router Protection feature, only available from NETGEAR. This feature protects the router from not only known threats but also from most unknown threats using a combination of AI heuristics and advanced exploit prevention to recognize and block exploitation attempts. Additionally, it enables the capability to quickly release live patches for threats without needing to wait for a new firmware release. This significantly improves response times compared to the traditional method of releasing firmware updates for each specific router model and further strengthens our commitment to provide industry leading security protection for our router/mesh products from cyberattacks. Advanced Router Protection which has been developed in partnership with Bitdefender will be rolled out to the rest of the WiFi 7 lineup later this year.

For added protection, both Orbi 770 and Nighthawk RS300 include a 30-day trial for NETGEAR Armor™ Powered by Bitdefender, providing an automatic shield of security for connected devices and added privacy with VPN. Unlike traditional endpoint antivirus products, Armor is built into the router as an all-in-one security solution, protecting computers, security cameras, baby monitors and other IoT devices on the network and eliminating the need for multiple security subscriptions or software.

Both also come with NETGEAR Smart Parental Controls™ to easily manage kids’ time online across their connected devices and promote good online habits for the family. Basic features are available free of charge. A subscription fee applies for a Premium Plan after a 30-day trial.

Orbi 770 Technical Specifications:

  • Ultra-Fast WiFi 7 Tri-Band Speeds up to 11Gbps – Experience combined Multi-Gigabit speeds up to 11Gbps with 2.4GHz, 5GHz, and 6GHz bands.
  • Higher Capacity & Robust WiFi – Supports WiFi 7 technology enhancements like 320 MHz, 4K QAM and preamble puncturing.
  • Multi-link Operation – Combines two WiFi bands at once, for both backhaul (shared 5GHz & 6GHz) and fronthaul (5GHz & 6 GHz) to improve network reliability, reduce latency, and ensure data is delivered with maximum speed.
  • Multi-Gig Speeds with 2.5 Gig Internet Port – Use the 2.5 Gig internet port for multi-gig cable and fiber plans. Compatible with any internet service provider.
  • More Multi-gig Wired ports on Router and Satellites – Plug in wired devices to improve performance or setup a multi-gig wired connection between the router and satellites via three 2.5Gbps Ethernet ports on the router, and two 2.5Gbps Ethernet ports on the satellites.
  • Do It All with the Orbi® App –Easily manage your network from anywhere, including pausing the Internet, running Internet speed tests, tracking your Internet data usage, setting up separate guest networks, and more.

Nighthawk RS300 Technical Specifications:

  • Blazing-Fast WiFi 7 Tri-Band Speeds up to 9.3Gbps – Experience combined Multi-Gigabit speeds up to 9.3Gbps with the ultra-fast 6GHz WiFi band for smoother WiFi experiences and less interference from neighboring networks.
  • 4x Faster Speeds – WiFi 7 delivers 2.4x faster speeds than WiFi 6 with ultra-wide 320MHz high-capacity channels and 4K QAM to maximize performance across your connected devices.
  • Multi-Gig Speeds with 2.5Gig Internet Port – Use the 2.5Gbps internet port for today’s faster cable and fiber plans. Or link one LAN port and the internet port together for speeds up to 2Gbps for a modem that does not have a multi-gig port but supports link aggregation. Compatible with any internet service provider.
  • Improved Performance with 2.5Gig Wired Ports – Enjoy improved performance on your gaming and entertainment devices by plugging them into the two 2.5Gbps ports for faster wired connections. And link the two 1Gbps LAN ports together for speeds up to 2Gbps for a NAS device.
  • Easy file sharing – Plug a thumb drive to the router’s USB port to easily share files.
  • Do It All with the Nighthawk® App – Configure your WiFi for peak performance on priority devices. Easily manage your network from anywhere, including pausing the Internet, running Internet speed tests, tracking your Internet data usage, setting up separate guest networks, and more.

Availability

The NETGEAR Orbi 770 Series® is available for pre-order now on NETGEAR.com and at other major retailers subsequently.

  • RBE773: Router and 2 Satellites – 3 pack, $999.99 MSRP
  • RBE772: Router and 1 Satellite – 2 pack, $699.99 MSRP
  • RBE770: Add-on Satellite, $399.99 MSRP

The NETGEAR Nighthawk RS300® is available now on NETGEAR.com and at other major retailers subsequently.

  • RS300: Router – $329.99 MSRP

About NETGEAR, Inc.

NETGEAR® (NASDAQ: NTGR) has pioneered advanced networking technologies for homes, businesses, and service providers around the world since 1996 and leads the industry with a broad range of award-winning products designed to simplify and improve people’s lives. By enabling people to collaborate and connect to a world of information and entertainment, NETGEAR is dedicated to delivering innovative and advanced connected solutions ranging from mobile and cloud-based services for enhanced control and security, to smart networking products, video over Ethernet for Pro AV applications, easy-to-use WiFi solutions and performance gaming routers to enhance online game play. The company is headquartered out of San Jose, Calif. with offices located around the globe. More information is available from the NETGEAR Press Room or by calling (408) 907-8000. Connect with NETGEAR: FacebookInstagram and the NETGEAR blog at NETGEAR.com.

 

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Our latest breakthrough is finally here – Introducing the Orbi 970 Series System with WiFi 7 Mesh technology. With unmatched performance and cutting-edge features, the Orbi 970 Series is set to revolutionize your home WiFi experience.

Orbi 970 Series: The First WiFi 7 Orbi

With speeds of up to 27 Gbps, enhanced dedicated backhaul, and 360° coverage, the Orbi 970 Series delivers the extraordinary power of WiFi 7 across every corner of your home.

NETGEAR Orbi WiFi

 

What is WiFi 7?
WiFi 7 vs. WiFi 6 vs. WiFi 5WiFi 7 is the latest generation of wireless technology, designed to provide faster speeds, lower latency, increased capacity, and unparalleled performance. It’s the next step in the evolution of WiFi. Enjoy seamless streaming, uninterrupted Zoom calls, smooth gaming, and reliable connectivity for all your devices.

NETGEAR Orbi WiFi 7

Unleash Maximum Speeds with Enhanced Dedicated Backhaul

With our patented Quad-Band technology and Enhanced Dedicated Backhaul, WiFi stays fast across all devices. By combining a dedicated 5 GHz band with a shared 6 GHz band, the Orbi 970 achieves 10 Gig wireless communication between the router and satellites, reducing latency and delivering data with maximum speed.

NETGEAR Orbi WiFi

10Gbps Internet and Ethernet LAN Ports for Ultimate Connectivity

NETGEAR WiFi Connection PortsEnjoy the fastest speeds available today and in the future thanks to a 10 Gig internet port, 10 Gig Ethernet port and four (4x) 2.5 multi Gig Ethernet ports. 4K/8K videos, graphics-focused design, and immersive AR/VR entertainment are all even better with the Orbi 970 Series.

Whole-Home Coverage with 360° Reach

Say goodbye to WiFi dead zones. The Orbi 970 Series ensures every device gets a strong and reliable signal from the front door to the backyard, thanks to 12 high-performance internal antennas and powerful amplifiers.

Secure Your Home WiFi

Home ProtectionProtect Your Devices with NETGEAR Armor
The Orbi 970 Series includes a 1-year subscription of Armor, powered by Bitdefender. This all-in-one security solution provides an automatic shield of protection for your connected devices, including computers, security cameras, baby monitors, IoT devices, and more. Armor is built directly into the router, so there’s no need for multiple security subscriptions or software.

Promote Healthy Online Habits with NETGEAR Smart Parental Controls
Easily manage your kids’ online time across their connected devices, ensuring a safe and balanced digital experience. Basic features are available for free, and you can opt in to a Premium Plan after a 30-day trial.

Experience True Multi-Gig WiFi 7 Mesh

The Orbi 970 Series Mesh System covers up to 10,000 square feet (3-pack) and supports up to 200 simultaneous devices, making it the perfect solution for large homes and connected families. Expand your coverage even further by adding extra satellites, each equipped with one 10 Gig and two 2.5 Gig Ethernet ports.

WiFi That Keeps up With Your Devices

The advanced WiFi 7 technology in Orbi 970 Series is engineered to deliver lightning-fast speeds to all your new gadgets and devices, including:

  • ​​Laptops and smartphones such as iPhones and Android devices​​​
  • 4K/8K Smart TVs and streaming devices
  • Gaming consoles such as the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X/S
  • Security cameras
  • AR/VR headsets
  • High-performance workstations and IoT devices

Even gadgets that aren’t equipped with WiFi 7 can still benefit from the Orbi 970 Series.

Orbi 970 Technical Details:

  • Up to 27 Gbps maximum WiFi speed
  • Up to 10,000 sq. ft. of whole-home coverage (3-pack)
  • NETGEAR Orbi WiFi320MHz high-capacity channels for up to 2.4x faster speeds
  • 4K QAM technology for efficient bandwidth usage
  • Preamble Puncturing for wider channel availability in high-interference areas
  • Multi-link Operation for improved network reliability and reduced latency
  • Enhanced Dedicated Backhaul with 10 Gig wireless speed between router and satellites
  • Patented Quad-Band technology 1x 2.4 Ghz 2x 5Ghz 1x 6 Ghz WiFi
  • Multi-Gig Speeds with 10 Gig Internet Port for up to 10 Gbps cable and fiber plans
  • 10 Gig LAN Ports for high-speed wired connections
  • Connect up to 200 devices
  • Smooth 4K/8K video streaming, online gaming, and more
  • Multiple pack-sizes include router and satellites to customize your coverage needs

Video: Orbi 970 Series

Be the First to Upgrade to WiFi 7

3 NETGEAR Orbi WiFiThe NETGEAR 970 Orbi Black Edition is available exclusively on NETGEAR.com. 970 is also available in white on NETGEAR.com and other major retailers. Unleash unimaginable possibilities with the most powerful Orbi yet, and experience WiFi 7, perfected.

San Jose, Calif. – April 19, 2022 – NETGEAR®, Inc. (NASDAQ: NTGR), the leading provider of networking products that power businesses both large and small, today announced the latest addition to its managed wireless access point portfolio, the Insight Managed WiFi 6 AX3000 Dual-band Multi-Gig PoE Access Point (WAX615). Developed for small and medium businesses (SMBs), the WAX615 provides the fastest dual-band, WiFi 6, multi-gig performance and coverage with NETGEAR Insight remote cloud management and the NETGEAR unique Instant Mesh capability.

Broadband internet access for businesses has broken the Gigabit per second speed limit.  End-point device WiFi speeds have increased as WiFi technology has evolved from one generation to the next.  Businesses must upgrade their WiFi infrastructure to keep up with customer demand as well as data-driven business operations. The WAX615 provides SMBs and managed service providers with a powerful WiFi solution based on the latest WiFi 6 Release 2 technology, delivering twice the throughput compared to WiFi 6 Release 1, at a price comparable to its immediate predecessor. The WAX615 is backwards compatible with all NETGEAR Insight Managed WiFi 5 and WiFi 6 Access Points, making it an easy, drop-in upgrade to existing Insight networks.

With a top speed of 3Gbps, superior range and easy setup, the WAX615 access point delivers seamless roaming, load balancing and multi-user access for the best WiFi experience in high density environments. The device also includes one-year free Insight subscription for fully centralized, real-time setup, monitoring, and control with no need for extra management hardware. Furthermore, the WAX615 features one 2.5Gbps Power-over-Ethernet (PoE) Ethernet port for faster wired connectivity and easy installation. It’s ideally paired with NETGEAR GSM4210P, MS510TXPP, MS510TXUP and MS108EUP PoE switches.

“The WAX615 is yet another example of NETGEAR’s commitment to innovation and delivering superior WiFi solutions to customers,” said Douglas Cheung, director of product line management for NETGEAR Business Wireless. “The result of our innovation is the WAX615 that delivers higher data throughput, improved network efficiency, and a better user experience, all while maintaining management consistency across generations of products and at an attractive price point.”

Unprecedented Business Class WiFi 6 Security

Small and medium organizations can enjoy enterprise level security without expenditures typically associated with this class of product. NETGEAR Insight makes it simple to configure and maintain network security with features that include:

  • WPA3 Enterprise for the highest level of WiFi connection security.
  • 8 separate wireless networks (SSIDs) that can be used for admins, employees, guests and myriad of IoT devices (WiFi surveillance cameras, thermostats, door locks and sensors, etc.).
  • Individual VLANs for network separation and dedicated swim lanes for various data streams (administrators, employees, visitors, HR, Finance, etc.)

Insight Managed WiFi 6 AP Lineup

Additional Features:

  • WiFi 6 Release 2 –100% faster speed than WiFi 6 Release 1 in 5GHz band, enabled by 160MHz channelization
  • Instant Mesh – Compatible with all Insight Managed Access Points to form hybrid wired and wireless mesh networks, expanding WiFi coverage to areas that are hard to reach by Ethernet cables
  • Concurrent Usage — Handles 4x more client devices per unit (when all devices support WiFi 6) compared to WiFi 5
  • Superior Performance — Dual-band with each unit capable of delivering 3.0 Gbps of data throughput
  • Seamless Roaming and Load Balancing — unrivalled user experience throughout the business, ideal for high density environments
  • Support for Latest Devices –Works with the latest iOS and Android mobile devices such as iPhone 13, Samsung Galaxy S10, Samsung Galaxy Note 10 and all notebook computers, wireless and wired
  • Backwards Compatible – Supports WiFi 4 (IEEE 802.11n), WiFi 5 (IEEE 802.11ac) and WiFi 6 (IEEE 802.11ax) standards
  • Easy Deployment –One 2.5 Gbps Ethernet port with high-power Power-over-Ethernet (PoE+) port (PoE+ switch & access point power adapter are sold separately)

Availability

NETGEAR® Insight Managed WiFi 6 AX3000 Dual-band Multi-Gig PoE Access Point (WAX615) is available this month on NETGEAR.com.

  • WAX615-100NAS: US$189.99
  • WAX615PA-100NAS: US$209.99 (includes power adapter)

About NETGEAR, Inc.

NETGEAR® (NASDAQ: NTGR) has pioneered advanced networking technologies for homes, businesses, and service providers around the world since 1996 and leads the industry with a broad range of award-winning products designed to simplify and improve people’s lives. By enabling people to collaborate and connect to a world of information and entertainment, NETGEAR is dedicated to delivering innovative and advanced connected solutions ranging from mobile and cloud-based services for enhanced control and security, to smart networking products, video over Ethernet for Pro AV applications, easy-to-use WiFi solutions and performance gaming routers to enhance online game play. The company is headquartered out of San Jose, Calif. with offices located around the globe. More information is available from theNETGEAR Investor Pageor by calling (408) 907-8000. Connect with NETGEAR:Twitter,Facebook,Instagramand theNETGEAR blogatNETGEAR.com.

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