“My router (Netgear DG634G wireless ADSL 2) takes between 5 - 10 mins to connect to the net after powering up”
The normal connect time should be around 2 - 5 mins for the router to connect to your ISP
Windows Vista contains both the familiar IPv4 stack and the new IPv6 stack.
IPv6, when it's rolled out across the Internet over the next few years, will bring an end to
the problem of running out of IP addresses and improve other aspects of TCP/IP
However you do not need IPv6 at present time disable IPv6 in the Windows Vista system.
will help your connect time
Download the pdf file will tell you how to disable IPv6 in Vista