Reputable wireless routers include products by Linksys, Netgear and D-Link. Routers made by these companies are high quality, highly capable and dependable. Wireless routers have different specifications to help users with different requirements of network speed and capabilities.
Wireless router speed and compatibility is the first specification to consider. As of 2015, 802.11ac routers are the fastest type widely available and handles speeds up to 1900Mbps. These routers are backwards compatible to older Wi-Fi standards. Other important specifications to consider are security encryption, network storage, Ethernet switch ports and the number of frequency bands. The network's purpose dictates the specification requirements.