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NETGEAR, Inc. has expanded its product family of AC WiFi Cable Modem Routers with the NETGEAR AC1600 WiFi Cable Modem Router (C6250-100NAS). It enables upgrade from older WiFi to the new AC wireless speeds and create a highly reliable, fast broadband connection. The AC1600 WiFi Cable Modem Router with 16x4 channel bonding pays for itself with the money saved by eliminating an Internet monthly rental fee, while improving online and WiFi connectivity experiences.

In addition to equipment fees, the AC1600 WiFi Cable Modem Router saves power and space by integrating a high performance WiFi router with a built-in CableLabs-certified DOCSIS 3.0 cable modem. It supports Internet cable download speeds up to 640Mbps along with best-in-class, simultaneous dual-band 802.11ac WiFi speeds up to 1.6Gbps (300Mbps + 1300Mbps).

The AC 1600 WiFi Cable Modem Router supports the highest data tier plans offered by major U.S. cable Internet providers like Comcast XFINITY and more. By accelerating your home network performance with this cable modem router, you'll enjoy smoother streaming of HD videos, movies and music, more responsive online gaming, and faster file downloads even during the most congested traffic hours on the Internet superhighway.

Cable Internet bandwidth is shared with other cable subscribers in your neighborhood, so you may find decreased performance during peak usage times with your current cable modem router supplied by your Internet provider. But with the new AC1600 WiFi Cable Modem Router, you have 16x4 channel bonding, which means it supports 16 downstream bonded channels simultaneously. As a result, you have a fatter pipe for Internet traffic as compared to your neighbors with a cable modem router that only supports four downstream bonded channels. During peak hours, this increased throughput will help you receive the subscribed data speed of your cable service.

In addition to ultra-fast cable Internet and AC WiFi speeds, the AC1600 WiFi Cable Modem Router offers two Gigabit Ethernet ports with auto-sensing technology so you can also benefit from the fastest wired speeds to connect your desktop computer and other devices such as network storage, while still enjoying the freedom of wireless connections for mobile devices such as tablets, laptops, and smartphones.

Included with the new AC1600 WiFi Cable Modem Router, is the NETGEAR genie app. The NETGEAR genie, is a personal dashboard that makes it easy to install, monitor, control and repair home network from PCs, Macs, and iOS and Android smartphones and tablets. This enables access to the home network, view the network map, check bandwidth usage, block WiFi devices, set up guest WiFi, and manage parental controls for safer web surfing, anytime, anywhere, all through the app. The NETGEAR MyMedia feature enables search of stored media files from anywhere on the network to the DLNA-ready TVs and music system. One can also make any printer AirPrint compatible for printing from an iPad or iPhone.

Furthermore, there is a built-in NETGEAR ReadySHARE-enabled USB port for wirelessly accessing and sharing content on a USB hard drive from any device in your home network. ReadySHARE printing capability means you can wirelessly access and share a USB printer, creating the total package for consumer or home office needs.

XFINITY customers can install the AC1600 WiFi Cable Modem Router without a service call thanks with web-based self- activation capability.

Pricing and Availability

The NETGEAR AC1600 WiFi Cable Modem Router (C6250-100NAS) are available from major retailers in stores and online, at an MSRP starting at $169.99. Go to for more details, including compatible cable Internet service providers.

About NETGEAR, Inc.

NETGEAR (NASDAQ:NTGR) is a global networking company that delivers products to consumers, businesses and service providers. The Company's products are built on a variety of proven technologies such as wireless (WiFi and LTE), Ethernet and powerline, with a focus on reliability and ease-of-use. The product line consists of wired and wireless devices that enable networking, broadband access and network connectivity. These products are available in multiple configurations to address the needs of the end- users in each geographic region in which the Company's products are sold. NETGEAR products are sold in approximately 38,000 retail locations around the globe, and through approximately 30,000 value-added resellers, as well as multiple major cable, mobile and wireline service providers around the world. The company's headquarters are in San Jose, Calif., with additional offices in approximately 25 countries.

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Date:Feb 1, 2016

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