A broadband router utilizes the Ethernet standard for wired connections. Traditional broadband routers required Ethernet cables be run between the router, the broadband modem, and each computer on the home network. Newer broadband routers also incorporate wireless networking capability utilizing the Wi-Fi standards.
Several manufacturers offer broadband router products to consumers. Features that differentiate broadband router products include the specific Wi-Fi and Ethernet standards supported along with additional performance and security features.→ See also - Before You Buy a Home Broadband Router