I am trying to run a RH linux machine as a firewall/gateway for 2 networks:
one wired and one wireless. Currently, I have it set up for the wired part
and I have some questions about how to configure it to work properly with
First of all, can the two cards (assuming I can find a linux-friendly
802.11b card) be on the same network in the same DHCP address block?
Secondly, can I use a regular 802.11b card in ad-hoc mode or do I need to
purchase an Access Point?
Are there any special kernel compilation configuration option I need to
select for 802.11b support?
If I cannot run the network as I have planned, are there alternate
topologies that would work? How about keeping the gateway as a gateway for
the wired portion and having a wireless router as a client of the gateway?
Would nodes under the wireless router and nodes under the gateway be able to
Finally, are there any 802.11b cards that work well (or just work) under
Thanks in advance for your responses,