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Hub or switch ?

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October 18, 2001 9:36:04 PM

I'm currently using a 10 Mbit 8 ports HUB on my home network. I'm thinking about upgrading to 10/100... all the network cards are 32 bit PCI 10/100...

Should I opt for a 10/100 HUB or 10/100 SWITCH ? It's about 10 bucks more for the switch... what's the real difference ?

Am I all setup for fast ethernet with my 10/100 NICs and 10/100 HUB/SWITCH or is there a catch ? Like the cabling ?

Thanks!

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October 18, 2001 10:58:37 PM

Switch. With 8 computers on a full-duplex 100 Mbit hub, you'll have 25Mbits each. Witha switch, you'll have 200Mbits each :) 

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October 18, 2001 11:21:09 PM

Is using a switch as easy as a HUB ? Plug cables in and enjoy ?
What's the catch? who would NOT take the switch for only 10$ more ?

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October 22, 2001 10:08:06 PM

Yes, it's just as easy. Who wouldn't take the switch? Morons who don't know the difference :) 

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