my question might not really make sense but i want to use 3NIC on my main system.
NIC1 - WILL CONNECT THE MAIN SYSTEM TO THE INTERNET MODEM
NIC2 - WILL CONNECT THE SWITCH (DLINK 24 PORT) TO THE MAIN SYSTEM.
NIC3 - WILL CONNECT THE ALREADY LINKSYS WIRELESS N ROUTER (WHICH I WILL BYPASS THE ETHERNET PORT SO IT ACTS AS AN AP SINCE THE MAIN SYSTEM WILL DO THE DHCP).
Please i need suggestions.
the reason for this is that i dont want the hotspot web portal page that blocks users and request them to log-in to appear on systems connected via lan (tru the switch) <though i knw that the systems mac addresses could be placed on the hotspot software as a watch list in such a way that they are always connected>.
On NIC3 i will configure the hotspot software to act on the static ip address for that interface. (since nic2 - 192.168.0.1, then nic3 - 192.168.0.2.....) so on the hotspot interface that is the interface in which its to act on will be nic3.
People of this wonderful house i just hope someone flows along and gives me ideassssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssss x2.
i have seen where there were 3NIC on a system same connection but different OS in that scenario the Net Admin was running freeBSD and cos of this hotspot software i have to use Windows. i hope ICS will work well..
Please hit me back with breath taking ideas and suggestions and etc...