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Hub / Switch
BBATES Aug-06-00 08:17 PM
What is the difference between a hub and a switch? When would I use one over the other?


1. RE: Hub / Switch
lbyard Aug-06-00 09:00 PM
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Brian, see http://duxcw.com/digest/Reviews/Network/dlink/dfe-910/dfe-910.htm. I'm calling it a day. Larry

2. RE: Hub / Switch
BBATES Aug-07-00 01:36 AM
In response to message 1
Larry, thanks for the reply!
Again I must compliment your website! Keep up the good work!

Brian Bates

3. RE: Hub / Switch
BBATES Aug-07-00 01:41 AM
In response to message 1
Larry, in reading your article about network switches, I am wondering why anyone would use a hub instead of a switch?


4. RE: Hub / Switch
lbyard Aug-07-00 03:30 PM
In response to message 3
Mainly because of the difference in price. However, switches are becoming about a cheap as hube. There are also hubs with a switch or one port that can be connected to a slower segment, such as your router. Larry

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