So here is what I want to do. I live in the same apartment building as a good friend and I would like to find a way wirelessly "bridge" our networks. We both have internet access and don't want this setup to result in sharing internet, we just want to be able to access each other's server on "local" connection rather than having to go out to the internet and back in (which is extremely slow).
I'm thinking something like this could be accomplished using two routers running something like DD-WRT that bridge between our networks to expose all or specific boxes to the other network. So for example if his DCHP is setup to use 192.168.1.* and use 10.0.1.* he would be able to access say 10.0.1.201 and it would go through the wireless routers instead of out to the internet and back in.
Is this even possible? I know at work we have a VPN tunnel to our data center that all traffic goes through we we hit those boxes (all internet traffic goes right out to our local ISP) but can I do this with consumer grade/cost hardware?
Thanks for any help you may be able to give!