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  Reply # 567921 12-Jan-2012 13:59
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If you have iPad, then certainly recommend Airport Express and download Airport Utility app on iPad so you can manage it via iPad.




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  Reply # 567924 12-Jan-2012 14:02
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RunningMan: Generally speaking, set up the device once (at home), then just plug it in each time you want to use it while away.

Most devices have a web interface, so can be configured with a web browser (like Safari on the iPad). Some require computer to do the initial setup (like the Airport Express).

Something to consider - the Airport Express has a built in power supply, so you plug it directly in to the power point, and then there would be just the network cable to go to the network socket in the hotel. Some of the other routers will require an external power supply to be carried as well - don't know if this is a consideration for you...


True, the Edimax has a charger which is about the same size as the unit itself, it has USA straight pins, but you can get plug adaptors for NZ and other countries as well.

However as it uses a micro USB socket I just use my phone charger (Android) to power it, or any USB device and the micro USB cable that comes with it.

There are some pics here under this review. 



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  Reply # 567964 12-Jan-2012 14:51
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chiefie: If you have iPad, then certainly recommend Airport Express and download Airport Utility app on iPad so you can manage it via iPad.


Thanks - certainy worth a thought. But although cost is not necesarily a major concern, the AE is $149 whereas the Edimax is about $65 at Ascent. This is something I am not going to use all that often. The quality of the Apple product is a plus and sounds like it might be easier to set up given the Utility App for the iPad and my lack of strength here, so may run with it.



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  Reply # 567971 12-Jan-2012 14:56
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RunningMan: Generally speaking, set up the device once (at home), then just plug it in each time you want to use it while away.

Most devices have a web interface, so can be configured with a web browser (like Safari on the iPad). Some require computer to do the initial setup (like the Airport Express).

Something to consider - the Airport Express has a built in power supply, so you plug it directly in to the power point, and then there would be just the network cable to go to the network socket in the hotel. Some of the other routers will require an external power supply to be carried as well - don't know if this is a consideration for you...


True, the Edimax has a charger which is about the same size as the unit itself, it has USA straight pins, but you can get plug adaptors for NZ and other countries as well.

However as it uses a micro USB socket I just use my phone charger (Android) to power it, or any USB device and the micro USB cable that comes with it.

There are some pics here under this review. 


I would be carrying a micro USB charging set-up with me anyway (for phone, wife's Kindle, and other stuff) so could leave the Edimax charger at home. i.e. the router itself would be the only additional piece to carry.

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  Reply # 567976 12-Jan-2012 15:04
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Airport Express also can be used for AirPlay and extending your iTunes playing to another room using its built-in audio/optical port.

Check Scott Palmer, he used it when he went on around the world trip.




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