Apple Airport Express

Having been a latecomer to the Apple world I am now going full on with all the kit. My new Airport Express arrived today and I have just spent 90 minutes getting the bugger to work. That's two things which have not been easy to get going now. The problems stemmed from me already running a wireless network with WEP encryption. After much resetting, configuring and failing I found someone who had exactly the same problems as me here.

The solution for me was one of his early tries to add a $ in front of the WEP key when joining my existing network. I have yet to understand why this works or, indeed, why it is not mentioned in the Apple documentation that I can find. But it's all working now and it is very cool indeed.