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My network card is not wireless and I have a spare wireless router.
Can I make them operate as a wireless network card? Is it possible?

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It is possible, but it depends on your router. Most home routers with stock firmware won't allow you to do this, however many allow you to install custom firmware.

If you have one of these supported devices you can install the DD-WRT firmware. This will allow you to set up a wireless bridge. This allows wired connections to your spare router to connect to your main router as if it were a wireless card.

(Note if you want your spare router to also act as a router for other wireless cards, you need a repeater bridge)

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+1 but I think you swapped repeater and wireless bridge –  hyperslug Aug 13 '09 at 9:28
    
@hyperslug fixed, thanks –  mark Aug 13 '09 at 9:33
    
mark, thanks for your answer. –  Nick Dandoulakis Aug 13 '09 at 15:06
    
+1 thanks just what I was looking for. –  John Sep 20 '10 at 3:52

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