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anyone make a switch with optional hub configuration

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Last response: in Networking
April 1, 2014 2:58:54 PM

Does anyone make a switch with optional hub configuration. It would seem easy to do, just forget which ports are where. Ideally, I'd like to get a managed giga switch with a button that makes it act like a hub for when I need to do wireshark troubleshooting.

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April 1, 2014 3:55:18 PM

I don't think you could ever make a gig switch run as a hub. There is no such thing as half duplex on gig so it would always assume there can be no collisions which is not true on a hub.

If you are going to get a managed switch almost all have a mirror port option.
April 2, 2014 12:21:03 PM

Thanks, I didn't know smart switches could do that. You've narrowed my search.