Please be patient, I am a newbie with this network skill set. I have some of the basics however, I am unfamiliar with the acronyms, hardware models and setups. Presently I am running a WRT54G v2, Talisman 1.1 devsnap20051221. On the wireless side I am running a wireless printer/scanner and two wireless laptops. The wired side has a Vonage box which I think but cannot be too sure is is being controlled by QoS in Talisman. I created the rule using the Vonage MAC address on both LAN and WAN since I was unsure where the rule needed to be, the rule resembles something like 20% less the bandwidth Comcast says I have coming into my house (comcast=684/6000) (Vonage QoS rule=250/2000 EXEMPT). After the Vonage rule I created a second rule underneath without any protocols and set it to block. Again, I did this on both WAN and LAN since I could not figure out which side the 4 Ethernet ports work off of (perhaps someone can help me out with that too?). I was told the 2nd rule prioritizes the "top" rule since rules work on a top to bottom priority basis only. Furthermore, it is difficult to tell if QoS is actually doing something. So this is the deal; I would like to monitor/control bandwidth and QoS Through some sort of package handling software and I believe that includes the use of SMP..? I don't know anything about it and would like some help here. What I will be monitoring/controlling will be the bandwidth allocated to Vonage and giving the two wireless laptops a high priority in order to maintain a high speed connection to the internet. The Vonage does not get used a lot just a home phone set up. I would also like to set up a way to play my Itunes from my lap top through the wireless side of the network to wireless speakers. Finlay, down the road perhaps play a DVD on my laptop and have it played via wireless to a remote television. I guess I need to know can I do any of the above? what hardware/software do I need to make it happen? Will I need a second WRT54G to help with management and maintain high speed connections? Which is the best firmware for this type of network? How do I get SMP to work and show QoS and again, which is the best firmware Talisman seems to be buggy and unreliable with QoS..? I know this sounds hopeless but I would appreciate any help or advice you might have for me. Thanks in advance my friends.