Info Req On 10 Mbps Hub

Discussion in 'Home Networking' started by JKBK, Jul 19, 2003.

  1. JKBK

    JKBK Guest

    Need some fast info on a purchase I`m looking at. A local computer store
    here in Edmonton Canada is having a 2 day clearance on a network kit (hub, 2
    nics,and cable).It`s a repack called Retail Plus with a Soho 5 port 10 MbpsT
    ethernet hub.
    I`m on highspeed cable that has about 300- 400 kbps (I think that`s
    right)max download speed. I`m basically wondering if this is going to slow
    down my internet as I am just getting into networking and dont fully grasp
    all the differences yet.. It`s a really good deal at $40 Can and as I was
    looking at $30 for cable and the nic for ICS on Win98 it seems perfect.
    So what does everyone think? Will this give me fair service considering
    the minute investment or should I just get another 10/100 nic (My cable
    company already installed one on my old computer so for ICS I`ll need only
    one as my new MB has onboard Lan) and the cable(Also will a plain Cat5 cable
    do or do I need something special?). Also if you have any good revelant
    links that would be great.
    Thanks for any insight
    JKBK, Jul 19, 2003
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  2. JKBK

    Dave Guest

    I would go ahead with a 10/100 hub. While the 10 MHz hub's will be way more
    than necessary for Internet speed you have access to, it will slow down file
    transfers through other PCs through it if you have 10/100 NICs in your's and
    others' machines.
    Dave, Jul 19, 2003
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