Just as long as you have the cable from the 24 port switch in a normal jack
(not an uplink port) and on the 8 port switch the cable from the 24 port
switch to the 8 port needs to be plugged into the 8 port uplink jack
hth

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Roy Seine
LAN Administrator
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"Kimberly Webb" wrote in message
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> I have a Novell Netware 5 network with 40 users. I have two 3com 24
> port switches that are connected together. I need more connections in
> another part of the office so I bough a small 8 port switch and simply
> connected to to the cat5 wire in another part of the office to expand the
> connection by 7 more. Now I'm having wierd issues on the network and I
> wonder if this is the trouble. Can you just add additional switches this
> way?
>
> Thanks for any help.
>
>