What Is Netgear?


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Netgear Inc., is a computer networking technology company headquartered in Santa Clara, Calif., as of 2014. The company produces a variety of equipment, but it specializes in wireless devices and other hardware related to Wi-Fi technology.

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Netgear, which commercially presents itself as NETGEAR, was incorporated in 1996 as a subsidiary of Bay Networks. When Netgear launched, its products focused on Ethernet-based networking hubs and routers. As of 2014, Netgear produces mostly wireless solutions based on home and business networking, with products such as wireless routers connecting multiple computers to a single broadband Internet connection. Since it has ventured into the wireless market, Netgear's primary competitor is Cisco-Linksys. As of 2014, Netgear also offers wireless security products, such as surveillance cameras, as well as multiple mobile broadband products.

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