How to convert wifi router to wifi adapter?

Like a normal in-built laptop or a mobile wifi scans for available wifi and connects to one that we want, I was wondering if there was a way to make a wifi router do the same i.e., scan for available network and connect to the one I want.

Can we turn wifi router into wifi receiver, if so then how?

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Change one word.

Change adapter to CLIENT and you will find that some, not all routers can do that.

Again, if a router does this, it will be in it's feature list. Travel Routers so far seem to always offer the client option.

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Convert wifi router to wifi adapter

1st download and install the firmware according to the instructions for your router model. change Wireless Mode to Client, for Wireless Network Name (SSID), enter the name of the wireless network follow the settings Click Wireless Security (If the wireless network you are connecting to doesn’t have security enabled, you can skip this step. after this Security Mode and enter the network key and click Apply Settings. When logging in to that interface, you'll have to use the default username and password, since a hard reset was just executed. Once logged in, you'll need to follow the instructions for your firmware to change the function of your router. For the popular DD-WRT firmware, part of the setup process includes changing the “Wireless Mode” setting to “Client Bridge.” This modification tells the device to act an adapter instead of a typical router.

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