I need a powerful external Wi-Fi adapter for a couple of days. I heard that some types of router support this mode, allowing me to connect the router to my notebook and just use it as an external Wi-Fi interface.
Is it possible to connect a router as an external Wi-Fi adapter?
How can I determine it?
My purpose is to set the router to monitor mode and check networks around through my notebook to provide better configuration for my network (power, channels, etc).
My internal notebook Wi-Fi adapter is too weak for this purpose.
Should I use special drivers for that? If yes, can someone describe, step-by-step, how to do it?
I want to use ASUS RT-N56U (with Linux-based firmware and root access to CLI) as an external Wi-Fi adapter on OS X or Ubuntu.
If someone have info about support this feature of OpenWrt firmware - it also be helpful.