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I have a simple question I think. I want to connect for example 24 IP Cameras with ethernet cable and want to use 4 Switches that has
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I wonder if it is possible to connect the swithes in a SERIAL manner like this. So I would have something like 24 or more contacts to use?

Switch1 -> Switch2 -> Switch3 -> Switch4 -> Router

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It does say ROUTER AND WOODWORKING DISCUSSION COMMUNITY right under Router Forums.com, at the top of the page. The router part means woodworking routers. So I'm confused. You talking about a woodworking router, or computer router?

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Most switches will allow you to link to another switch, I don't know if you can go down multiple levels like that. In your example I would have a cable from switch 4 to each of the other switches, instead of daisy chaining them

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You can only daisy chain three switches. More than that, you need to use stackable switches.
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It does say ROUTER AND WOODWORKING DISCUSSION COMMUNITY right under Router Forums.com, at the top of the page. The router part means woodworking routers. So I'm confused. You talking about a woodworking router, or computer router?
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Most switches will allow you to link to another switch, I don't know if you can go down multiple levels like that. In your example I would have a cable from switch 4 to each of the other switches, instead of daisy chaining them

This sounds like an excellent solution as you mention to link the other switches from switch 4 instead of chaining them.

Thank you for that info.

I might also wonder, if the switches has GB speed. Then the router must also have GB speed if I understand to not make the router a bottleneck?.
Are there routers with specification like this?

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