Just a note to say that since moving home and joining to Tiscali (we dont have Sky llu in Fencehouses yet) my v1 Netgear router has worked perfectly. So it seems my doubts about the router itself were not justified. Running the latest Netgear firmware, I've not had a single problem.
One other thing I must say, for all the bad press Tiscali get my connection has been very good. I get 7meg off peak and 4-5 at peak times, but that said I miss the speed and problems having Sky used to bring!