Airport express for all?

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  1. UbuFamily

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    Hello forum buddies, a simple question here. If i buy the airport express hotspot, can other non-apple devices share the internet connection??
     
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    Yes, it uses all the normal standards. It's a bit limited in features, but that's the price of having such a small and convenient package.
     
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    Thanks for the info, but what do you mean by limited in features?
     
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    Nothing that most users would care about.

    A router with external antennas will (usually) have better range. If you need to cover a large house and yard, the AirPort Express might not quite do the job. The more expensive routers will have more management features for tracking and controlling access to the network.


    If you need to set up a small private network, the AirPort Express will do an admirable job. And Apple provides an AirPort Utility app that will let you set it up from your iPad or iPhone. That's handy.
     
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    Thanks twerppoet!! Now I really should grab one of it!!
     
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    No problem. Let us know how it works for you.
     
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    Sure!
     
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    Also remember that if you use an Airport Express it will NOT support a usb hard drive, like the Extreme will. It only supports a printer I believe. (I am referring to the usb port on the back. This is another of the limited features.)
     
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    Okay, as long as I can plug my direct line cable, then it's fine. Lol I forgot what is the cable name
     
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    Oh ya, another question, I always turn my cellular 3G on & off, and I happened to find it tiring to frequently go to the settings to switch it on & off. Are there any short cut to put the button outside the home screen? I mean, just a single tap and the cellular Internet turns on and vice versa..you get what I meant? For example, similar like that android home apps..
     

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