You can connect multiple devices in the following ways:
Multiple Ethernet interfaces—one device for each interface
Single Ethernet interface—one device connected to the interface, additional device connected using an optional MIMO cable
Single Ethernet interface—multiple devices connected to an un-managed switch
Sharing a single gigabit Ethernet interface among devices may reduce overall signal throughput. For maximum signal throughput, NI recommends you connect no more than one device per Ethernet interface.
Set up your synchronization testbed to resemble the following figure. Refer to the getting started guide for your device for more information about setting up the network.
The preceding figure shows an 8 × 8 device setup. Your setup may vary depending on the number of devices you want to synchronize.