The list author says: ""Wireless routers" are actually wired routers plus wireless access points in a single product. "Modem" routers add a DSL or cable modem too. Some vendors provide "friendly" setup software. Security features can include NAT and SPI firewalls (SPI is better), WEP and WPA security (WPA is better), parental controls (content filters), and more. This list offers low, medium and higher cost options. It is sorted by price and customer ratings."