Ok, I've been reading and can someone tell me if this will work???
I have 2 NIC's in a box. One of them is external and doesn't matter for this question I don't think.
The other NIC is 192.168.100.3. It hosts an iSCSI Target and SMB Share on my LAN. It's works great.
I have another PC that has NIC at 192.168.100.101 and it hosts my DHCP (Scope: 192.168.100.5-25) server for my LAN.
I have a hardware firewall at 192.168.100.1 and it serves inet to the LAN on a different external connection.
I currently have a WAP (cheap p.o.s. netgear router in WAP mode that keeps overheating). I want to eliminate the WAP device and add a WiFi NIC to the Top PC above.
So, on the first system I would have:
NIC 1: External IP and External Gateway
NIC 2: Static IP 192.168.100.3
Proposed WiFi NIC 3: Static 192.168.100.4
If I bridge NIC 2 and NIC 3 like this:
# brctl addbr br0
# brctl addif br0 eth0
# brctl addif br0 eth1
Then I simply put the WiFi in Ad Hoc, will another WiFi in Ad Hoc (for example my laptop) be able to "see" 192.168.100.101 (DHCP) & 192.168.100.1 (Gateway) (via WiFI 192.168.100.4 through the bridge to 192.168.100.3 and on to the LAN)?
Also, can the two NIC's be bridge together even though they are the SAME subnet?