Network Hub/Switch

What's the difference between a hub and a switch?

The word "switch" is often misused and misunderstood. In a nutshell, a hub is a device that the speed of individual port is shared. For instance, the maximum speed of a 10BT hub with five users on it is 10/5, i.e. 2BT. In a switch, the speed of individual ports is not shared. Each port is connected independently at the maximum speed, such as 10 or 100BT. However, most dual-speed hubs has a feature of auto sensing and switching between the two speeds. Remember, the word "switching" in a hub means very different from a "switch."

Switches are much better than hubs - read this article on switches versus hubs to find out more.



Network Hub (10 Base-T & 10/100 Base-T, 4 - 32 Port)
Network Hub (10 Base-T & 10/100 Base-T, 4 - 32 Port)

Network Switch (Fast 10/100 Base-T, 5 - 32 Port)
Network Switch (Fast 10/100 Base-T, 5 - 32 Port)

Gigabit Over Copper Network Switch & LAN Adapter
Gigabit Over Copper Network Switch & LAN Adapter

Managed Layer 2 Fast Ethernet Switch
Managed Layer 2 Fast Ethernet Switch

Managed Layer 3 Fast Ethernet Switch
Managed Layer 3 Fast Ethernet Switch



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