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Old 02-04-2006, 10:20 PM   #1
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Default which is faster hub's or switched?!?

can someone help me please i need to know what it faster hubs or switches.
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Old 02-04-2006, 11:30 PM   #2
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Switches are faster and better. They help reduce collisions throughout the network because it automatically divides the network into multiple segments, creating bridges between segments, and supports simultaneous connections with other pCs which don't compete with other pairs of computers for network bandwidth, unlike hubs.

Hubs=old school
Switches=what everyone uses these days

Only thing hubs good for are those active USB hubs and very small home network, that's it. These days, the common household don't even use hubs. We got routers!!!
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switches... they are much smarter compared to hubs and the do simialr jobs anyways!
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Only thing hubs good for are those active USB hubs and very small home network, that's it. These days, the common household don't even use hubs. We got routers!!!
Actually most household "Routers" are actually switches.

Hubs send data out all ports of the hub exept the one that sent it, then the computer that needs the data allows it to "pass through". Switches keep a table of what computer is on what port, so when it gets a file for a computer it will now which port to send the data out on. Switches as already said break up collision domains, and they also help to reduce the flow of traffic on your network.
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shouldnt this be in the networking section?
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yeah, lol. Routers are just like switches too, but even smarter. The main reasons to using a switch is if you have companies that have literally hundreds of PCs that need to be connected together in a network. Cheaper than routers, a switch is usually the primary means of connectivity. Home routers on the other hand are dirt cheap. It's got only 4 ports on it so it's not that much. Routers also act as Gateway too. So many functions in one little box.
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