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LAN Games
mattbeitzl Feb-01-02 09:39 PM
I'm fairly sure that a Switch runs data through a network several times over faster than just a hub. But when you are playing games on the network with 90+ computers connected to 3 servers, is it faster to daisy chain 6 Ethernet hubs or 6 switches? I was asking because the switches create a direct connection (if you will) to the server, then terminate the connection on a packet basis. If the server needs to accept packets from 30 computers all at the same time, can a switch handle it without slowing my network down. If not, what's the best solution?

1. RE: LAN Games
lbyard Feb-01-02 11:15 PM
In response to message 0
Ethernet switches are faster than hubs (http://duxcw.com/faq/network/hubsw.htm).

>If the server needs to accept packets from 30 computers all at the same time, can a switch handle it without slowing my network down.

How do you propose to handle 30 packets all at the same time? A good switch should keep up with a server. Larry


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