The consumer brand networking gear is hot garbage
D-Link, Netgear, it doesn't matter they are all unfit for purpose. Home routers are like home AV software. Sad thing is that the small office crap is also terrible, but also paradoxically 4x as expensive.
The whole market segment is ripe for a pitch invasion. Its gotten bad enough that people have started building their own out of a SFF PC that has more than one network port. Most will run circles around the consumer gear to, and can auto update themselves to boot.