Combining or "Daisy-Chaining" - Multiple Devices, Part 1
It's commonplace to - "Daisy Chain" - several of these devices in
series. For example, if you were to obtain single-function boxes for
all of the above functions, you could hook them all to one another like
basic, logical flow (Modem, Router, Ethernet Switch, WiFi Access Point)
is retained regardless of whether the functional lines are contained
within 4 separate network boxes, or in a single box.
Here's an example of that same functionality housed in 2 separate boxes:
1- Modem, Router, and Ethernet Switch
2- Wireless Access Point.
Here's an implementation of the identical WiFi distribution architechture in 3 boxes:
2- Router and Ethernet Switch
3- Wireless Access Point