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I have D-Link dir-600 router with dd-wrt firmware.

I have two more APs belonging to my neighbors.

can I use these APs to boost my routers strength over WAN.

I can have physical access to neighbors router.

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So... you want to know if you can steal your neigbours internet and use it with your DD-WRT to make your internet faster? –  Mark Henderson Mar 27 '11 at 20:55
    
No..I have my own hi-speed internet connection..i just want to use their router strength with their permission to increase my coverage area... –  Sanyprashant Mar 27 '11 at 21:06
    
I just want to use router as a repeater...but the router being used as repeater should be capable of doing all its function simultaneously using VPN or anything else.. –  Sanyprashant Mar 27 '11 at 21:07
    
how far away are the neighbors? If they're very close I doubt it'd make much difference. –  CreeDorofl Mar 27 '11 at 21:21
    
2-3 flats apart.. –  Sanyprashant Mar 27 '11 at 22:09

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If your neighbour has an access point (not a router) that they are not using on their network, and that access point is capable of acting as a wireless range extender, then yes. Said access point will only be a range extender for your network and will not be usable on your neighbour's network.

If the neighbour has a router with built-in wireless, then no, you will not be able to do this.

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that means i cannot use a router as range extender while using it as a router with AP... –  Sanyprashant Mar 28 '11 at 7:57
    
That means you can't use a router as a range extender - or at least I don't know of any that offer that functionality. –  Majenko Mar 28 '11 at 9:19

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