My Airport Express, at around two years old, seems to have lived longer than most of these units (which seem commonly to fail at 12 to 18 months because, apparently, of a defective power supply) but that’s not much comfort. The music’s stopped, and I can’t access my file server.
I’ve registered the death at macbidouille where over a thousand AEX failures have been reported. I’m not sure what to do now. I feel a bit cheesed off with Apple, but I want AirTunes. I also fancy Airport Disk and 802.11n, but the new Airport Extreme, which features these, doesn’t (for some reason) do AirTunes. Only the original, aging Airport Express will, and it’s still pretty pricey even at £65, and I’m now somewhat suspicious of it.