Re: [SLUG] switch sought

From: Chris Mathey (
Date: Sun Aug 31 2008 - 13:41:20 EDT

Hey Eben,
Hubs are deprecated. You probably won't find them anymore (ebay of
course). The reason being is that they are merely simple repeaters. A
frame seen on one port is repeated to every port on the device. They
also can only utilize half duplex operation
A switch learns all the MAC address that are connected to it. If a frame
enters a switch with a destination MAC address located on that switch,
it will be sent to that port. All other ports on the device won't see
that frame.
Personally I like Netgear prosafe products. Their consumer grade stuff
has been very reliable and well built IMO.
Also... spend a couple more bucks and go gigabit. (8
port gigabit netgear $49)


Eben King wrote:
> (Short) Can anyone recommend an 8-position switch? I probably should
> spring for 100 MHz signaling rate this time.
> (Long) Not counting Verizon's in-home router, I have two 4s; the first
> is 10 MHz (no NAT; is it therefore a hub?), and the second is the same
> as Verizon's and I intend to move it when DD-WRT is released for it.
> (Yes, that's right folks, from things on the last one, there's three
> _things_ before the packet leaves the house.) Anyhow, of the seven
> ports I have available under my desk, I've used six. So I'd like to
> replace switch/hub #1. Suggestions?
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