|reply to pfosg567 |
I have to agree with ruiner. This whole setup sounds like it has many gaping security holes. If you want a secure router computer, run Linux on it and configure the firewall good. It sounds like you have the Speedtouch ST516v6 (a small, blue modem). I have the same modem and it's connected to a Linksys e3200 which has gigabit ethernet, and wireless N 300 on both the 2.4 and 5 Ghz band simultaneously. I don't know why you even need a computer as a router to begin with unless you're running a business, but at least stop running XP on it. Sorry for running down your setup, but it is most likely dangerously insecure.
If you don't like the Telus all-in-one you have, get the Telus Actiontec all-in-one. Wireless N 300, gigabit ethernet, but it has problems like UPnP randomly crashing and DHCP reservation not working properly. So what I mean to say is if you don't like the Telus all-in-ones, please for the good of all devices on your network buy a normal wireless router from D-Link, Linksys, ASUS, etc. If you want a great alternative router OS for a store bought one that has the compatibility, check out DD-WRT.
If you really want to use a computer as a router, at least go to a Linux OS like Ubuntu or upgrade to Windows 7.