We’re reminded again of just how amazing the Airport Express is after setting one up last night. from setup to use it could not be simpler. naming the network was a longer discussion then actually configuring it including turning on internet, music and printing features.
after it was working with the internet we plugged the printer into the USB port on the Express. and about a minute later it was printing from two Macs after adding the printer from the Bonjour list. printing to it appeared no different in performance then when it was directly connected. allowing a Windows machine needed Bonjour for Windows to work. printing commenced after installing it. here’s the directions for adding a printer to XP for an Airport Express.
last we plugged a long cable running to the main stereo into the 3.5mm jack. the demo for that was this:
Open iTunes on your computer.
Down on the lower right side there’s a thing that says “computer” click on that.
It’s says “Lily” and “Computer”
Right. That’s your network. Select “Lily” and then play something.
[music plays from main stereo] DUDE! that’s my music!
one thing that I hadn’t noticed before is a feature called “Global Bonjour” which allows to anyone print to your printer anywhere on the internet if they know the address. we must learn more about this potentially way awesome feature.