I have owned many routers in my lifetime. From the Cisco IOS 1200 (for tinkering), to linksys before it became cisco, D-Link and now my Belkin sitting on the floor.
I have noticed one problem with all my home router products. They only last about 6 months. Then, suddenly they start dropping connections, losing connections, etc. Further, their support lifespan for firmware updates has been abysmal...sub 1 year...2 if I'm lucky.
So, have I just been having notoriously awful luck or are all home routers 180 days from the trash? Is there a router that doesn't break after 6-12 months, doesn't need to be reset every day or even week and does not reach EOL while its practically still on the store shelves?
Sorry if I'm bitter. But, this comes from years of putting up with total junk and horrible service. I'm a programmer and a long time tech. junkie. I know someone can build a good router.