I have 8 home IP cameras which are hooked to their own switches. These switches then get connected to my main switch. My NAS server which records the cameras is also connected to my main switch. So the cameras in a way have to get routed through my main switch. To simply everything I was thinking about getting a single 24 port gigabit switch that will connect all my cameras and computers. Will doing this slow anything down, especially my connection to the internet which is hooked to a separate router. Seems like the single switch will have to take so many connections and maybe it is better to throw the cameras on their own switches? What I don't know is how fast these new switches are to handle all these connections. What I am hoping for is that it will be actually better to keep everything on a single switch since I have to route the cameras through the main switch anyway to connect to the NAS.