Looking for Airport Express alternative

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  1. steve23094, Nov 30, 2016
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    Anybody know of an alternative for the Airport Express? I have some particular requirements.

    - I have a router at one end of my house and I use HomePlugs to get the network through to my bedroom. I then have an AE hanging off the HomePlug. The power socket is in an awkward location so I need a device that has a power cord or brick. I don't think a HomePlug with built in WiFi will work particularly well, it would be pushed right up against a steel bed frame.

    - I want something with a gigabit ethernet port.

    - It can't be ugly, it has to pass the wife test.

    - Preferably at least 600Mb WiFi speeds, but not at the expense of ugly antennas and huge physical size (see above).
     
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    That's definitely something that's on my wish list but it's a little bit out of my price range right now. I was hoping to find a little gem just to replace the AE and for the moment keep the rest of what I have. I tend to upgrade my network in bits so like to choose stuff that can be changed piecemeal.
     
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    Can you just hide the router under the bed?

    Google has a new line of routers that meet your requirements but I don't think you can get them yet.
     
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    I think the AE is your best option that meets your requirements. Just put a extension cord on it and move it to a different location.
     
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