I did a speed test last night and 'scored' the highest speeds to date with Cogeco - 9.1 Mbps down and 595 Kbps up. Seems the combination of the new D-Link DIR-625 router, Intel Gigabit network card, a faster computer and Windows Vista is working to spec, finally.
I checked the log on the router and it is amazing how many unauthorized hits it is stopping. It's not clear if these are zombies - computers infested with a virus - or co-ordinated attacks by hackers. It's amazing the internet has not collapsed.