Wireless router firewall suggestions please

I have been using a Zonealarm Z100g wireless security appliance on my home network for years and it has worked well for me but it needs an annual renewal for antivirus and software updates and I'm tired of paying for that. (Also I'm wondering about newer available technology.) I'd like to replace it with something that offers similar capabilities which are listed here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ZoneAlarm_Z100G

I do not need web filtering but the Gateway A/V, wireless, firewall and VPN access are all great. Any suggestions that don't cost an arm and a leg? Thanks!
MgBoonsboroAsked:
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Kruger_monkeyCommented:
I use draytek routers extensively, they have everything you need and are rock solid. I highly recommend them.

http://www.draytek.us/pmatrix.html

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q2qCommented:
Looking at your current routerspecs  I would suggest a draytek 2110n http://www.draytek.co.uk/products/vigor2110.html This has Web site catagory blocking if you ever change your mind which I believe at the moment is going to be around £25 a year( I expect this is cheaper than the Zone alarm product)

Firmware updates are released and usualy a few little good tweaks.

The wireless on the draytek units is VERY good.

The remote desktop can be enabled I would suggested a vpn in into your home network and then connect to the pc or port forward tcp port 3389 to the pc of your choice on the lan (make sure you have a good password if your going to put it straight on the internet.

The 2110n supports a usb print host as well as a usb memory stick in the router to be hosted as a NAS.

Hope this helps with your choice.

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MgBoonsboroAuthor Commented:
Interesting that I've never heard of Draytek before this.
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