Creating and Maintaining Home Networks
Suggested Secure Routers


Peplink Surf SOHO (ROUTER & Wi-Fi)   120 Mbps
  The Surf SOHO is a professional-grade router that is secure,
  reliable, and easy to use. This router will stay with you
  for the long run.

  The Surf SOHO is both easy to use and secure. You can assign
  the Ethernet ports to different VLANs to isolate devices.
  Wi-Fi networks too, can be walled off, creating isolated
  networks where guests or IoT devices canÕt even see each
  other. Unlike most routers, you can change the admin User
  ID. No need to disable insecure WPS, it's not supported.
  Most importantly, we build our firmware in-house and
  regularly update it, making it that much more reliable.

Gryphon (ROUTER & Wi-Fi)   > 1000 Mbps


  Gryphon is a secure WiFi router system with an App that
  makes it easy for you to protect your kids and your privacy
  online. Manage your entire home network from anywhere. Some
  call it an intelligent network firewall, we call it sensible
  protection for your kids, your webcams, and all the "smart"
  devices invading our homes.

Netgate SG-1100 (ROUTER using pfSense software)   1000 Mbps
SG-1100 Security Gateway Manual


  Consumer and business customers will quickly appreciate that
  this product packs a serious punch with the factory edition
  of pfSense¨ software, world-class price-performance, elegant
  packaging, and an unbeatable low price. The SG-1100 is
  underpinned by the powerful, yet energy efficient, 64-bit
  Marvell ARMADA 3720 network processing system-on-chip
  (SoC), which fully leverages dual Cortex-A53 ARM processor

  Get up to 500 Mbps of throughput when used as a firewall,
  and up to 1 Gbps when used as a router. Read our appliance
  buying guide for more advanced configurations.

Wikipedia: Pfsense (ROUTER SOFTWARE)
  pfSense is an open source firewall/router computer software
  distribution based on FreeBSD. It is installed on a physical
  computer or a virtual machine to make a dedicated
  firewall/router for a network. It can be configured and
  upgraded through a web-based interface, and requires no
  knowledge of the underlying FreeBSD system to manage.

  Steve Gibson uses the Netgate SG-1100

DEC600 (ROUTER using OPNsense software)   100-900 Mbps

  The feature set of OPNsense includes high-end features such
  as forward caching proxy, traffic shaping, intrusion
  detection and easy OpenVPN client setup.  Affordable, Fully
  featured & Great performance for small offices and remote

APPLE: AirPort Express and AirPort Extreme   100-450 Mbps
  In an April 2018 Apple announced the discontinuation of its
  AirPort line, effectively leaving the consumer router
  market. Apple continued supporting the AirPort Express and
  AirPort Extreme. 

EERO -- What About Eero Mesh Routers?   600-1000 Mbps

  "Many people rave about Eero for its great Wi-Fi performance.
  However, Eero is owned by Amazon, and as far as I am
  concerned, that is a reason to avoid them. I would also
  avoid any router from Google for the same basic reason - the
  company wants to know (and does know) so much about us.
  Worse, I have used Google Wi-Fi and it stinks as a router,
  having nothing to do with security. Keep in mind that the
  router sees the unique MAC address of your devices which
  enables assorted tracking."

  Sam says: I would still recommend Eero for its auto updates
  and excellent coverage.