Netgear Uses Propagate for AP

Propagate Networks announces the availability of its AutoCell inside the Netgear ProSafe access point WG302

September 27, 2004

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ACTON, Mass. -- Propagate Networks, Inc., whose AutoCell™ cognitive radio software provides maximum WLAN performance in high density and high interference deployments today announced the availability of AutoCell and AutoCell View™ inside the Netgear ProSafe™ Access Point 802.11g Wireless WG302.

The Netgear WG302 is the first commercially available Wi-Fi access point equipped with AutoCell software. AutoCell monitors radio frequency patterns and dynamically tunes the Netgear WG302’s signal strength and channel selection to avoid interference and maximize network performance―ensuring users experience a solid connection, no matter where they are or where they travel within the network.

“We see the opportunity to maximize coverage and throughput without the fear of interference from overlapping access points as a major opportunity to drive even further widespread adoption of Wi-Fi in the consumer and SMB markets,” said Patrick Lo, CEO of Netgear, Inc. “The Netgear WG302 with AutoCell solves the interference problem by allowing people to put access points wherever they want in whatever density, without sacrificing performance or security.”

AutoCell also powers the WG302’s “Privacy Mode” security feature, ensuring that Wi-Fi networks are invisible to unauthorized users in neighboring houses, offices, apartment buildings or parking lots. By automatically controlling the WG302’s power and reach to adjust to changing Wi-Fi environments, AutoCell provides maximum Wi-Fi coverage, with maximum privacy.

“RF interference and security are two of the biggest problems facing SMB’s and larger enterprises looking to deploy and expand Wi-Fi networks,” said Craig Mathias, a Principal with the wireless advisory firm Farpoint Group. “I have been a big fan of AutoCell since I first learned of it, and continue to be impressed with what it can do. AutoCell’s ability to provide RF spectrum management and augment security should prove quite valuable to Netgear.”

Propagate Networks Inc.

Netgear Inc.

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