Insanely Great

My experience with Apple products is pretty good, though not perfect. I've had a powerbook break latches before, hard drives die, and an iPod freak out. But after setting up a multi-location Airport Express network, I'm impressed.

After going through several Linksys and D-link wireless routers that lacked stability and features, I decided to go with an Apple AirPort Express, mostly due to positive reviews and the capability of sharing music and printer connections. After using it for a week I decided to get another one, so that I could stream music to my living room stereo.

The part that impressed me the most is the airport setup program. Using a wizard involving four or five steps, I set up a pretty sophisticated network that involves security across a mesh network of the base and extender, with music and printer sharing to boot. A few simple steps and now any computer running iTunes in the house can send audio to my living room stereo and any computer can print photos or documents on my inkjet printer via rendezvous. It all just worked and it's working flawlessly. These days, it's rare when products just plain work like they should.