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Suggested Supplies

This is probably the easiest mini-project. Many people will probably have many of the supplies on this list in their homes already. Any wireless router should work for this project, but if one must be purchased, it should have 801.11n, which is fairly common for most routers on the market. The Airport Express is the one piece many people do not already own. Airport Express sells for $99.99 (new), or it can be purchased on eBay to save some money. Not all of the Airport Express systems available on eBay support 801.11n, so be careful. The last item to be careful with is the 3.5mm Jack Adapter, which will vary based on individual speaker setup. For most setups, a 3.5mm male-to-male cable will work, but it might not be the best solution. This example uses a 3.5mm to RCA cable, which is connected to a surround sound system, but higher quality options are available, if needed. Each user will have to decide which materials are best for his/her individual setup.

Fig 2-2
Once all of the supplies are gathered, set up the computer on the wireless network, if it has not already been done. Next, plug-in the Airport Express near the speakers, and use the included software to set it up on the wireless network (make sure AirTunes is enabled). After that, use a 3.5mm cable to whichever adapter to connect the Airport Express to the speakers. Then, go back to the computer and open iTunes. A small box that allows the user to select the speakers should be visible at the bottom right of the iTunes window. Select the airport's name, and start playing music. The music should play out of the speakers in the other room. Additional airports can be added to add more speakers to this setup.