Connecting an access point a router....but wirelessly. Is that possible?

hi guys,

In our home, we have a wireless router which gives us all access to the internet etc. However, we would like that  extended, so that another spare router can be turned into an access point. But, the issue I have is that I can't connect both routers to one another with wires. Is there a way that the slave router can talk to the main router but wirelessly? Any guides around?

Thanks a lot
Yashy
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davorinCommented:
At the moment I can think of two options, which are pretty the same, but I doubt you will be implement them with your equipment.
One are so called range extenders or boosters, which are normally different hardware than access points:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wireless_repeater
http://www.netgear.com/home/products/networking/wifi-range-extenders/

The other option is wireless distribution system (WDS), which is supported by some equipment, like Mikrotik RouterBoard routers and others.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wireless_distribution_system
http://www.smallnetbuilder.com/wireless/wireless-howto/31191-everything-you-need-to-know-about-wireless-bridging-and-repeating-part-1-wds
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Naranthiran DSystem AdministratorCommented:
Up to my knowledge, you cannot connect two routers wirelessly..

You can use access points which will help to extend the range..
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Craig BeckCommented:
If the spare router can connect to the main router using WDS it is possible.  You would need to set the routers to WDS AP mode.

You may also be able to use 'repeater' mode if the spare router supports that (not quite WDS but does the same thing in effect).

This solution will give you a service, but it will be at less than half the speed of the connection directly to the main router.
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YashyAuthor Commented:
Guys, I've decided on getting powerline network adapters to actually get things wired up to each other:).

Thanks again people
Yashy
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