airport express...

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  1. fifty50

    fifty50 New Member

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    anyone have one? reviews on it?
     
  2. John

    John Guest

    I plan to get it SOON, and link it by WDS to my linksys wrt54g :dunno: Hopefully it wil worok like im planning
     
  3. tenplanescrashing

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    i know someone that has one and he loves it!
     
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    I have one...

    it's great if you live somewhere where NO ONE uses any land line phone that is 2.4ghz...

    Meaning, when my family picks up a 2.4 ghz phone, the connection drops, and stays dropped until that phone is hung up...same goes for my neighbors who also use that sort of phone.

    900mhz didn't give me any issues.

    Also, plugging my speakers into the Airport- they work, they will wirelessly send my music from itunes to my speakers across the room without my plugging them into my mac, HOWEVER, if you press (select) which song you want to hear, rather than letting the itunes shuffle on it's own, for every time you do that, the internet connect will drop.

    Other than that, I haven't had any issues with the unit, it's great, and really works well...wish they could fix that frequency thing...
     
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    bought mine the day it came out.

    love it.

    no problems.

    use it in my dorm room. :bigthumb:
     
  6. Rick

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    Have 2 here with no problems.
     
  7. gk1998

    gk1998 OT Supporter

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    Have it
    Love it
    Would buy it again
    Have no problems with it

    :wavey:
     
  8. MBC

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    same here
     
  9. maczter

    maczter Life is trying things to see if they work.

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    I just gave in and bought one since I'll be traveling some at my new job and I can use it as a wi-fi router/firewall while traveling and am using it to play iTunes from my laptop and desktop to the stereo in my living room instead of the tiny laptop speakers. This thing is awesome. Haven't tried out the printer hub functionality yet, but everything else seems to work great. The only problems I had were self-inflicted when I started going in and changing security settings to lock it down tight. Took a couple of nights to get both laptops up and running on it once I locked it down, but everything's good now. :)
     
  10. Rev. Johnny Vegas

    Rev. Johnny Vegas Rectal Ventriloquist

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    What steps did you take to "lock it down"? :dunno:

    I'm not familiar with exactly what Airport Express supports for options, but as a rule of thumb I tell people to do the following...

    SSID Broadcast = Disabled
    WPA Pre-Shared Key = Enabled (If your equipment doesn't support WPA yet, use 64-bit WEP)
    MAC Filtering = Enabled with Deny All Except (I personally filter MAC Addresses at both the WAP and the Router - They're seperate devices for me)
     
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    maczter Life is trying things to see if they work.

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    did all that, changed the administration password, turned off a bunch off other stuff. i'll give more detail this evening when i get home from work.
     
  12. fifty50

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    i got mine a couple weeks ago and love it. did all the security settings you guys mentioned.
     
  13. maczter

    maczter Life is trying things to see if they work.

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    Alrighty, here's what I did to lock down my Airport Express...

    - Changed the "Identity - Name" and "Network Name" (SSID) to something random.

    - Changed the Password to something random.

    - Disabled WAN Port Configuration

    - Disabled SNMP Access

    - Disaled Remote Printer Access

    - Changed the Channel to something other than 1 (not really a security thing, but it doesn't hurt since all the neighbors are on Channel 1)

    - Checked the box for "Create a closed network"

    - Enabled "WPA for home/small office" with a 256-bit WPA key

    - Enabled Access Control by adding the MAC Address of the machines I wanted to have access, thereby disallowing all other machines from connecting.

    - Last, but not least, I enabled password protection for iTunes playback through the Airport Express.
     

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