Discussion in 'QnA (read only)' started by linardni, Aug 19, 2005.
I want to Ethernet LAN 4 pcs. What is better Switch or HUB?
switch is a new product n always better than hubs. u can think it to be a an enhanced ver of hub n definitely go for it. my friend's cafe has 8 comps and 7 other connections all distributed through 2 switches.
swtich is better than a hub
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switch is the best it gives u max bandwidth always better than hubs
Nobody gave a proper reason as to why switch is better than hub so I'll take a shot at that.
In a hub environment collisions occur, information sent from one destined for another is also recieved by other systems irrespective of whether the information is intended for the other systems.As a result of this a network slowdown occurs.You may not notice this if the number of systems transimitting information arent much but the result is a disaster in a medium to large network.
A switch on the other hand creates a virtual circuit between the sending & the recieving hosts & send information to only the intended host while the other hosts remain free to "talk" [send & recieve].
Even if you have a small network its best to get a switch as the price difference is hardly much.
in simple words hubs are slow due to collisons and switch delivers only to exact mac without collisions
switch is much better than hubs
if budget matters go for hub else go for switch
Switch is more intelligent when it comes to sneding and receiving data. The division of timing is done almost perfectly so u get best results
I think that switch is much better than hub, in terms of receiving and sending data, as it provides more shared bandwidth 2 all users. Moreover now a days hub is rarely available in market.
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