Airtunes/airport express not working with MacBook

I have a new Macbook and an older Powerbook. The Powerbook is working nicely with my airport express and airtunes. I copied all settings to the new Macbook and configured it the same way, I also did the firmware update.
ITunes found the airport express, connected and I could listen to the music.
Later during the day it didn't work anymore, although I didn't change any settings. ITunes can no longer connect to the airport express, the airport utility does find the base station, but I can no longer configure or reset it.
I started the old Powerbook again which is still working without problems
What can I do to get the Macbook working as well ?

Same issue here!! Everything working fine with OS X Tiger. As soon as I upgraded to Leopard the problems detecting the AX started. The setup I have is the following:
-Linksys wireless router
-AX connects to wireless network to play songs through iTunes and to print via USB printer.
The green light on the AX is solid which means that it is connecting to the existing wireless network just fine. The problem lies with Leopard detecting and connecting to the AX. I have tried just about everything over the last few days and nothing seems to work. Some resets and updates let my macbook detect the AX for a little while but then it starts to drop and cannot be detected anymore. Apple HAVE to do something about this. These are two apple products not communicating properly. What ever happened to the good old days of apple products being so user friendly and "plug-and-play"
Disgruntled Mac user

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