Airport express not working with apple products

We have been trying to get airport express to work with a macbook pro, ipad2, iphone, laptop, htc wildfire - havent even tried the air music or printer yet! 
We have a green light on the airport express which is connected to an ntl cable modem(virgin media network).
Currently the only thing that will connecy is the laptop and my htc phone.  All the apple products will not connect? 
We went to the apple store today and it worked grand when it was plugged in - the apple products all worked.
The network comes up on ipad2 but when you press connect it says 'unable to connect'
can anyone help us please?
thank you

I have the same issue.  Mine fixed itself for a bit and now it's broken again.  I'm thinking it's going to be intermittently broken.  I've tried turning both devices off and on again but that did not help.

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