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    Opinions on airport express?
    I was just reading up on the airport express and was wondering if anyone has an opinion on how they are and can also answer a few questions about it.

    Can the airport express transmit its own wifi signal? I assume that it has an Ethernet port.

    Is there a way to plug an iPhone into it to broadcast the phone's 3G network for use as a wifi signal?

    From the travelers out there do you use the airport express while traveling? How portable is it?

    If I already have a wifi setup at home using time capsule will the airport express work with that wifi setup or do I have to hardwire it via Ethernet?

    Has anyone plugged it into some speakers and used the AirPlay function?

    Thanks

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    Yes, it can create it's own wifi network.
    No, you can not tether it to the phone.
    It's extremely portable.
    You can easily either have it join, or extend a wireless network.
    Not speakers, I have a mini-tos adapter plugged into a stereo. It works great, I'd imagine powered speakers would do the same.
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    !.) YES
    2.) Yes the ethernet port comes in handy for TV's and Blu-Ray players that can't be reached by wire.
    3.)No
    4.) Yes slightly bigger than a pack of cigs.
    5.)Yes I am using it with my AEBS wirelessly to 2 AE's for AirTunes to 2 different rooms.
    6.) Paradigm was supposed to introduce monitors that the Express plugged into the back of them but not as of this date.

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    I have one, and love it. My use is slightly different, so maybe I can't anser all your questions, but this is my set up.
    I have the Airport Express in my living room, connecting to my wi-fi network router about 12 feet away (50mb connection btw). I have also connected to it, via ethernet, a Netgear media streamer, and from that I can stream all of my content on any connected HD from my iMac, so it is more than capable of that over wi-fi.
    It does indeed broadcast it's own wi-fi signal, and so works as a great extender. I have connected to my cinema reciever via optical too, so can stream iTunes from my iMac too.
    I don't know about the iPhne, it certainly has a USB port.
    Portability is great, not that I have, but it's barely 3 inches square, though the plug is awkward in shape.
    From reading what I typed, you will see that you don't need to hard wire it, no.
    Airplay is awesome.

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    the USB port is designed to pass data to a printer. It won't even charge an iPhone.
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    Thanks for the response guys. Looking forward to getting one moe

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