NETGEAR 802.11g Solution Tops Competition To Achieve PC World “Best Buy” Award
NETGEAR WGR614 54Mbps Cable/DSL Wireless Router, WG511 54Mbps Wireless PC Card and WG311 54Mbps Wireless PCI Adapter Take PC World Top Honors for Performance, Intuitive Interface and “Bulletproof Reliability”
SANTA CLARA, Calif. – October 21, 2003 – NETGEAR, Inc., (Nasdaq: NTGR) a worldwide provider of technologically advanced, branded networking products, today announced its 802.11g WGR614 54Mbps Cable/DSL Wireless Router, WG511 54Mbps Wireless PC Card and WG311 54Mbps Wireless PCI Adapter have been awarded top honors in PC World’s roundup of 802.11g wireless networking solutions, topping a complete field of competitors to receive PC World’s “Best Buy” award.
According to the article, which tested and compared wireless networking kits from nine different vendors in the November 2003 issue, PC World placed “a high value on kits that were easy to install, had helpful documentation, and came from companies with friendly, easy-to-reach tech support.” Noting that performance and price were also important, PC World chose the NETGEAR solution which proved to be “fast and reliable” in their tests.
“We are thrilled to receive the ‘Best Buy’ designation from the PC World team, but I have to admit that we’re not really surprised to see our solution outclass the competition,” explained Patrick Lo, CEO and Chairman of NETGEAR. “When bringing our 802.11g products to market earlier this year, we had to make a choice between being the first-to-market or being the best-to-market. This PC World award reflects our decision to take the time necessary to optimize our design and deliver a quality, reliable product while still being one of the earliest companies in the industry to deliver 802.11g to the market.”
Supporting Mr. Lo’s claim, the PC World article stated, “NETGEAR’s diminutive yet powerful WGR614 router was easy to set up, thanks to detailed help files built right in to the interface screen. And it consistently connected to our test broadband lines without a hiccup. The notebook and desktop cards were also a cinch to install.”
Backed by a three-year warranty and 24/7 technical support, the NETGEAR WGR614 54Mbps Cable/DSL Wireless Router, WG511 54Mbps Wireless PC Card and WG311 54Mbps Wireless PCI Adapter are available via retailers, direct marketers, and e-commerce sites, at estimated retail prices of $129, $79 and $79 respectively.
About NETGEAR, Inc.
NETGEAR (Nasdaq: NTGR) designs technologically advanced, branded networking products that address the specific needs of small business and home users. The Company’s suite of approximately 100 products enables 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 www.netgear.com or call (408) 907-8000.
NETGEAR is a registered trademark of NETGEAR, Inc. in the United States and other countries.
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