NETGEAR POCKET-SIZE TRAVEL ROUTER ENABLES EASY AND SECURE HIGH-SPEED
WIRELESS ACCESS THROUGH ANY WIRED NETWORK CONNECTION
As Small as a Deck of Cards, NETGEAR’s WGR101 54 Mbps Wireless Travel
Router Offers Single- and Multi-User Modes to Provide Easy-to-Install,
Secure, Wireless Access to Wired Networks in Environments Such as Hotel and
SANTA CLARA, Calif. – June 28, 2004 – NETGEAR, Inc., (Nasdaq: NTGR) a
worldwide provider of technologically advanced, branded networking products
today announced the launch of the breakthrough WGR101 54 Mbps Wireless
Travel Router, a pocket-size 802.11g router to enable wireless access
during travel. In addition to delivering up to 54 Mbps wireless Internet
access when linked to an existing wired Ethernet connection, such as found
in a hotel room or conference room, the WGR101 also provides the added
security of a “double firewall” along with routing functionality, and can
be used in both single and multi-user environments.
Capable of providing up to five times the data throughput speed and twice
the range of 802.11b wireless networking solutions, the small, attractive
WGR101 has an internal antenna that eliminates the concern of breakage
during packing or transport. A convenient carrying case is also included,
enabling users to easily pack and carry the router and other essential
accessories when they travel.
“As mobile workforces have made wireless Internet access part of their
daily lives, there is a natural emergence of the desire to do the same
during their travels. Now, a user with a notebook PC need not be tethered
to a desk in a hotel room to gain Internet access, but can sit where most
convenient. This is the inflection point to the next level of wireless
Internet access experience,” explained Vivek Pathela, NETGEAR Senior
Director of Product Marketing. “This product is ideal for the mobile
salesperson or executive who wants to establish a wireless connection in a
hotel room with a broadband Internet connection, but additionally can be
used to connect a group of people to the Internet wirelessly on an ad hoc
basis in a conference room. This multi-user feature can also be used in a
LAN party-type environment. There truly are a myriad of applications that
such a compact, portable wireless router is suited for.”
WGR101 54 Mbps Wireless Travel Router
The WGR101 54 Mbps Wireless Travel Router is 802.11b/g compliant and
delivers up to five times the data throughput speed and twice the range of
802.11b wireless products. Measuring a mere 0.7 x 2.3 x 3.4 inches, the
pocket-size WGR101 incorporates an internal antenna to eliminate concerns
of breakage during packing and travel.
Though the WGR101 is small and compact, it packs a robust security feature
set including both NAT routing and Stateful Packet Inspection (SPI) forming
a “double firewall”, VPN (IP-Sec and PPTP) pass-through, 64 or 128-bit WEP
encryption, wireless SSID suppression, and is Wi-Fi Protected Access (WPA)
upgradeable. A three-mode switch enables users to select between
single-user and multi-user modes, simplifying configuration.
The WGR101 54 Mbps Wireless Travel Router is backed by a one-year warranty
and 24/7 technical support, and is available now via leading retailers,
direct marketers, e-commerce sites, and value-added resellers at a retail
price of $99.99.
About NETGEAR, Inc.
NETGEAR (Nasdaq: NTGR) designs technologically advanced, branded networking
products that address the specific needs of small and medium 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.