ok i have a linksys 16 port switch. how many switches can i have under that? does it matter? do switches occupy more than 1 port?
The more you daisy chain switches...the worse the performance can be. Technically it can work to daisy chain more switches than you'll have available IPs...but it's an arguement of what sort of performance you're expecting, or even capable of determining.
Ideally you should uplink each switch to 1x main top switch that also uplinks to your gateway, and servers.
"You could connect 16 more switches and have a total of 256 ports"
ok this is the answer im looking for.
I'm not concerned with wan bandwidth i just want to know if people will have connectivity issues since i have experienced this in the past when i tried to connect a switch to a switch to a switch.