I always had to power-cycle my routers, no matter the brand, for years. Some once a week, one every other day. Then I bought a Time Capsule from Apple. It seemed kinda pricey, but I wanted the convenience of the backups.
This was in 2008. Five years later, that thing still works perfectly. Never had to power cycle it. Entirely reliable. So Apple will keep getting my money for consumer networking gear.
In general Apple has a solid history of various problems (I'd speculate mostly due to design decisions taking over engineering concerns) with their hardware - "antennagate", Mac Mini overheating, dust inside DVD drive slots, Time Capsule and Apple TV overheating .
I guess there are more, but these are the problems people around me have actually stumbled upon.
Not exactly what I would call a manufacturer of durable hardware.
Also, any Linksys router with an external antenna has been OK, but those are rare now. Netgear and D-Link have been hit or miss for me.
//edit: A couple folks have said Apple Airport. +1 from me as well; I've used one without any incident for a couple years connecting primarily Windows/Android machines.
I see a fair amount of these sorts of devices and I can tell you most of them make me want to stomp on them and swear at the people who buy them. They're so terrible.
I know that some people love them, but as someone who does network engineering for money, people need to get real.
One of the pluses was that it came pre-loaded with DD-WRT.
IIRC Cisco axed the Linksys people around 2009 after a GPL violation suit caused by Broadcom not providing gcc source.
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