Suppose I have 2 switches; one CSMA/CA (gigabit) and the other CSMA/CD (gigabit), would they work together when connected and if so would there be any dip in network performance?
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CSMA/CA is used on Wi-Fi, a shared wireless medium, while CSMA/CD is used on wired ethernet.
The closest you come to mixing them would be a WAP (Wireless Access Point) that translates and bridges between Wi-Fi and ethernet. The WAP will use CSMA/CD on the ethernet interface, and CSMA/CA on the radio.
A switch forwards frames based on their destination MAC addresses, on layer 2. CSMA/CD/CA are access schemes for the physical layer (L1) - they have little to no impact on L2.