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You can just get any new Linksys wireless router that you like, and keep your old Belkin wireless router around.
Use your new Linksys wireless router as your primary access point. Then, disable DHCP on your Belkin wireless router and plug it into your Linksys wireless router by ethernet and use it like a switch and second wireless access point.
That way you can have your guests connect to your network via the Belkin with their own encryption key (ie. a guest account). And you can connect separately to the access point built into your new Linksys router. Just remember to set your Belkin to use a different wireless channel than the one your Linksys router is using.
Another advantage to this setup is that you will have increased wireless coverage in your home. You can put your Belkin wireless router at an opposite end of your house or closer to where your guests are staying.
And if you set both the Belkin and the Linksys to use the same SSID, I've heard that roaming is possible, much like how your cell phone works.