well the network is working. It looks like one network card is all I need. I am assuming since I am not really using firewall functionality and some other ones, I wont need the second network card.
Please let me know if I am way off.
Next I will do the hard drive setup. Once I get all working I will post my results.
I have WRT54G router which I plan to use radius and cert authentication for my wireless equipment.
I had radius setup in another linux server on its own, but I came upon this project, looked interesting, I thought I give it a try.