a hub or a switch?

Discussion in 'Broadband Hardware' started by yksmir, Jun 5, 2008.

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    yksmir Guest

    My friend called me on the phone and said .he has a simple Ethernet
    cable coming into his desk at work. He hooks that cable to his docking
    station and plugs his laptop into the docking station and away he goes
    on the internet. What he wants is to bring his pc into the office and
    hook it up at the same time. I told him he needs a hub but on
    retrospect would it be better to get a switch or a hub in his
    situation? I have no idea how many others in his building use this
    cabling but he will only be using these two computers. Any
    recommendations? Thanks
    yks
     
    yksmir, Jun 5, 2008
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    Barb Bowman Guest

    first, his IT dept. may not allow this. most companies do not.
    technically, a switch is better than a hub.

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    Barb Bowman, Jun 5, 2008
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    confah Guest

    Well,

    In order to share the network resources in two computers.

    A Hub would be a better idea , less costly and is quite fast.
     
    confah, Jul 14, 2008
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