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Cascading Hubs
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Cascading Switches
Cascading Switches  
Dear Bobbert

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ethernet_hub
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Network_switch
http://www.tek-tips.com/viewthread.cfm?qid=1375684
http://www.computerhope.com/jargon/c/caschubs.htm

1. Similar to Hubs and Switches Networking Devices which are used for connecting computers (Lan Card - Ethernet Port) physically wired to different Ethernet ports of Hubs and Switches with UTP cables, is it also possible to manufacture Wireless Hubs and Switches ?

Example :

i.e. A wireless LAN Ethernet Card connected to a Wireless 24 Port Ethernet Hub or Wireless 24 Port Ethernet Switch ?

2. Can Cascading possible also in Wireless Switches or Wireless Hubs ?

Awaiting your reply,

Thanks & Regards,
Prashant S Akerkar

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What you're describing is known as WiFi.

See here for more information:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wifi

Using a WiFi adapter with a switch would not work as you're intended, however you could attach a WiFi AP and use that to distribute the signal wirelessly, or (if you don't need enterprise grade hardware), simply purchase a wireless router (I'd suggest Linksys/Cisco or D-Link).

If you have further questions, feel free to ask.

-bob

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