Apple Airport Express - Any Views or Opinions?

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  1. Bomtek's Avatar

    Bomtek said:

    Apple Apple Airport Express - Any Views or Opinions?

    I have been thinking about getting an Apple Airport Express to stream my music from iTunes to my stereo, etc. I have read a few mixed reviews. Some people say it works fantastic and is easy to set up, some say it's a nightmare to set up and they have never had it working!

    I manage all my music through iTunes and would use my iPhone as the remote for Airtunes.

    Anyone got any helpful views or opinions on Airport Express or Airtunes?

    Thanks.
     
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    Scottio200 said:

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    Working for apple i set these things up on a daily basis, and they are a piece of p!ss to setup

    if your joining an existing wifi network then you might come into some difficulties when using WEP encryption, quick change to WPA should sort that out.

    The only time you will have troubles setting these up is if you get a faulty one.

    I dont have one myself (house isnt big enough to warrent one) but a mate at work swears by em, he got 6 of them all over his house, had em for years.

    Once they are setup you dont need to do anything to em, just leave it plugged in.

    In itunes youll get a new drop down menu on the bottom right that will say computer, click on that and select your speakers and then they will play over wifi, can even have it coming out of multiple speakers at same time if you get more than 1.

    Also the apple tv now acts as a airtunes station, so you can stream to that or stream from it to other airports expresses

    Cheers
    Scottio
     
  3. Bomtek's Avatar

    Bomtek said:

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    Thanks for the info.
     
  4. fin23's Avatar

    fin23 said:

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scottio200 View Post
    Working for apple i set these things up on a daily basis, and they are a piece of p!ss to setup

    if your joining an existing wifi network then you might come into some difficulties when using WEP encryption, quick change to WPA should sort that out.

    The only time you will have troubles setting these up is if you get a faulty one.

    I dont have one myself (house isnt big enough to warrent one) but a mate at work swears by em, he got 6 of them all over his house, had em for years.

    Once they are setup you dont need to do anything to em, just leave it plugged in.

    In itunes youll get a new drop down menu on the bottom right that will say computer, click on that and select your speakers and then they will play over wifi, can even have it coming out of multiple speakers at same time if you get more than 1.

    Also the apple tv now acts as a airtunes station, so you can stream to that or stream from it to other airports expresses

    Cheers
    Scottio

    Thread hijack alert..

    What do you do for apple mate?
     
  5. Scottio200's Avatar

    Scottio200 said:

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    I work for AppleCare CPU tech support for the UK. I support all the mac computers and ipods and all mac software aside from the pro apps and the iphone

    Scottio
     
  6. DJAd's Avatar

    DJAd said:

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    Get ya freebies out for the lads
     
  7. Scottio200's Avatar

    Scottio200 said:

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    Quote Originally Posted by DJAd View Post
    Get ya freebies out for the lads
    When i get a freebie ill be keeping it mate, we dont even get much discount on the apple store!!

    Scottio