The assumption is that there is a signal leaving the server which has a gigabit network card and going to a 24 port gigabit network switch. From the switch the signal goes directly to computers as well as other gigabit switches. I would like a way to estimate the amount of signal that reaches the final client pc after it has left the server and passed through a number of switches. Does the switch emit a gigabit through each of the 24 ports or is it shared? Does the signal gets reduced as it moves from switch to switch? Thanks.