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Networks Switches

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by ChriX, 5 Jan 2002.

  1. ChriX

    ChriX ^

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    So I know now that a Hub sends the data to all ports, and that a switch sends it to only the correct one.

    So, as im needing to upgrade, a switch will still run my network the same way right? e.g. with games and ics and stuff.

    Sorry if this is a dumbass question - just wanna be sure ;)
     
  2. RTT

    RTT #parp

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    yep it'll do the same job, just better :)
     
  3. ChriX

    ChriX ^

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  4. psychron

    psychron What's a Dremel?

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    The switch will...

    The switch will merely precisely direct traffic to the correct port whereas a hub broadcasts looking for its location. So by you installing a switch you will keep traffic on your backbone to a minimal. Most switches have very little configuration unless you are talking about commercial grade cisco equipment and therefore the advantages of a "managed switch" you will not have...go to www.cisco.com and see for yourself.
     
  5. Fly

    Fly inter arma silent leges

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    I think we covered most of the points in this thread:

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    makes interesting reading!!!
     
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