Hello, Am new to modifying routers and trying to use a WiFi signal as my internet source vs. dialup, ISDN, or DSL. Been going online via a lot of alternatives for many years, but using a WiFi signal and a hacked router is all new to me. Let me ask if it is possible to do what I would like. I am in a remote location with no cable access, too cloudy for satellite, and other alternatives aren't likely. A guy I know lives line of sight about a mile away. If I put up a high gain directional antenna and connect that to a RTN-16, can I bridge the internet connection to my intranet, i.e. a switch on the router? My only WiFi experience is between my own devices within my network and the occasional public hotspot, but always directly with a computer. I wouldn't know how to tell the router to connect to a WiFi signal, or which one if I can get more than I expected, never the less route it out the switch side of the router.
I already have a Linsys E4200 for my network but wouldn't need it if the ASUS could bring in the WiFi signal, re-broadcast it in my home, and allow Ethernet connection through the switch. It seems simple in terms of hardware components, but I don't know if it is within the capability of the ASUS and Tomato to make it all work properly, or if there are more pieces to the puzzle or you simply can't get from A to Z?
Thanks for tolerating a newbie question,