did a re-boot just now of the router, and am seeing the best figures yet... so wanted to say thanks for all the help from the peeps in this section of this great site!!!!
Roll on me ordering the new filtered faceplate now..(oh am aware i really should do the re-boot in the evening, regarding noise etc)
Anyway.... (drum roll lol)

System Up Time: 00:06:37

Port Status TxPkts RxPkts Collisions Tx B/s Rx B/s Up Time
WAN PPPoA 1961 1637 0 2052 3945 00:02:45
LAN 100M/Full 10419 13762 0 6909 6394 00:06:33
WLAN 11M/54M 182 0 0 89 0 00:06:19
ADSL Link Downstream Upstream
Connection Speed 2208 kbps 384 kbps
Line Attenuation 62 db 15.5 db
Noise Margin 8 db 14 db