Netgear, trademarked and marketed as NETGEAR, is an American manufacturer of computer networking equipment based in San Jose, California. The company was incorporated as a subsidiary of network hardware vendor Bay Networks in 1996. But the journey doesn't end there. Bay
Networks was eventually purchased in 1998 by Nortel, and Netgear became a wholly-owned subsidiary of the telecommunications equipment manufacturer. But it wasn't until 2002 when Netgear became fully-independent from Nortel. Netgear aspires to be the preferred customer-driven provider of innovative networking solutions for small businesses and homes. Its products include wireless routers, wireless adapters, range extenders, AIO Wi-Fi storage routers, switches, access points, and software solutions.