This is going to sound strange, and very odd... so I'm just warning you now.
We use many special apps here (instant messengers, file sharing, online games, video conferencing). It appears that the firewall feature in hardware firewalls will be a problem, is it possible to use a router (either SMC or Linksys) without the firewall?
We would like to use the router as a network switch (for our internal network, we are currently using a 10Base-T hub), and use it so that all of our computers can access our cable internet connection (we don't want to use additional IP's anymore). All the computers will be using Zone Alarm, so we will still have security.
So is it possible?