Oh yes, I forgot about the WAN port, i am so used to ADSL modems.
He sent me a email last night and the unit is a Netgear WGR614, looking at the specs on the netgear site it have
IEEE™ 802.11 b/g 2.4 GHz
Five (5) 10/100 (1 WAN and 4 LAN) Ethernet ports with auto-sensing technology
Five (5) (1 WAN, 4 LAN) Gigabit Ethernet ports
I presume that will be fine.
If I go for fibre I need to think what router i will get myself. i do like Netgear to be honest, well the router part of my netgear is fine, the modem is not so fine.
Desktop machine now powered by windows 7 pro 64bit , laptop by ubuntu
On ADSL24 using C&W network.