Can I use a wireless router as PC adapter?

I have a laptop with built-in wireless and I need more range to distant access points.

I also have a Netgear WGT624 wireless router that I am not using.

Can I connect my laptop to the WGT624 router and use the higher power of the router to communicate with distant access points?

The internal wireless adapter in my notebook would be disabled and the router would effectively replace that interface.

Is this possible? If it is possible, can anyone point me in the right direction to understand the settings that I need to make?

TIA, Rich

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Did you read some posts before you asked your question?

A newbie should read here

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curly Bill

If it was my router, I'd read the manual for that router (paper or online) and see if it has a "client" mode.

I would also go to and at their Wiki, check to see if it's in the list of routers that are supported.

Most routers will not work in the client mode as they come from the factory. The hardware can do it, but the firmware does not.


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