Trying to get a definitive answer on how many switched hops you can put in a network. I'm trying to reach a portion of our building, that with the bends and twists and turns in the wiring, I'd be looking at about 400 - 500 feet straight through.
I do already have three switched hops from my server to the end point now (server -> hop1 -> hop2 -> hop3). According to the research I've already found from googling and my own knowledge, the 5-4-3-2 rule wouldn't apply anymore because of the switches in play.
I'm not worried about capacity as there are only a few users connected to each switch. Latency I wouldn't imagine would be too horrible.
So, can you confirm, deny, or answer: How many hops can I truly do? Would latency be a big problem? Am I correct in assuming distance is no longer a factor because no single hop is over 100m?
Thank you in advance for your help!!