Hub or switch ? Tags: Switch Ethernet Card Networking Last response: October 22, 2001 10:08 PM in Networking Share squirrel 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! More about : hub switch FatBurger 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 <font color=green>I post so you don't have to! 9/11 - RIP</font color=green> Arrow October 18, 2001 11:14:36 PM It's a much better idea to go with the switch for that extra $10. A switch will handle the data flow much better and give a dedicated "throughput" to each port. Rob Please visit <b><A HREF="http://www.ncix.com/canada/index.cfm?affiliateid=319048" target="_new">http://www.ncix.com/canada/index.cfm?affiliateid=319048...;/A></b> Related resources anyone make a switch with optional hub configuration - Forum Do I need a hub or a switch? Or something else? - Forum Route -Hub- Switch - Forum Connecting a wired hub to a Router/Switch via a wireless connection - Forum ICS between two computers using hub or switch - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer squirrel October 18, 2001 11:21:09 PM Is using a switch as easy as a HUB ? Plug cables in and enjoy ? What's the catch? who would NOT take the switch for only 10$ more ? <font color=green>frogs blast the vent core !</font color=green> FatBurger 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 <font color=green>I post so you don't have to! 9/11 - RIP</font color=green> Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources SolvedDo I need an Ethernet hub, switch, or even a router to have my Ethernet VOIP telephony box to be hardwired "separately"...? Forum Upgrading hub to switch Forum Solvedsetting up BEFSR41 as hub/switch Forum SolvedPrinter and self-checkout machine work through 10 MBps hub, but not GIgabit non-managed switch [CLOSED, FIXED (mostly)] Forum SolvedDo i need a hub or switch or router Forum SolvedHub and Switch Forum SolvedNetworking Question, Router, Hub or Switch Forum Switch 810 Fan Hub connecting Forum Is it possible for a internet switch hub to disrupt the internet? Forum 3-4 Port PoE Switch/hub powered by PoE+ Forum Can I use the HUB instead of industrial Ehternet switch Forum Hub or Switch Forum Connecting hub/switch to router without an uplink port? Forum Does a Router double as a hub/switch Forum Connect through switch/hub Forum More resources Read discussions in other Networking categories Routers Gateways VPN LAN WAN Firewalls Cisco Netgear !