15 minutes later I was up and running with the self install router. Good comms, no hassle and minimal downtime. Don't think I could really have expected any better.
Speed test on wired connection was hitting 35/36mb down and 1.6mb up. Had an issue with my wireless connection as it was only 19mb, but swapped the adapter out for a wireless N version and consistently hitting 32mb +.
Credit where credit is due
It isn't broke it's a feature of the software......