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whats the diff between a hub and a router?

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Twisted

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WiNnErPL said:
Can't share internet between multiple computers without a router
you can share internet without a router but the real diffrence is that a hub is passive and doesnt reserve bandwith,its just for connecting multiple computers for internet sharing..routers take care of seperating diff networks
 

engjohn

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as long as you are getting enough IP's from your provider you can use an HUB or a Switch. A router "routes" packets between 1 or more different networks. To use a HUB/switch, all systems will be on the same network (the public netwok provided by your ISP), with a router you have an internal network 192.168.1.x and a public network provided by your ISP.
 

WildArmSX

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everything including spelling..nah just joking, umm basically a hub is a means to connect multiple computers in a single collsion domain mean incaresed traffic :( A router is a NAT/DHCP server with a switch which mean you can share internet and and becasue a switch's ports are isolated from one anther unless a request is made to that port there is less triaffic and faster speeds.
 

NWEng

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The really short answer is (and all of the above replys are correct, BTW,) hubs and switches connect devices like PC's and printers together on a single network. Routers connect two or more networks together, such as your home network and the Internet. For home use for the most part, these two functions can be in a single device like my Netgear FR314.


:cool:
 

Stedeman

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engjohn said:
as long as you are getting enough IP's from your provider you can use an HUB or a Switch. A router "routes" packets between 1 or more different networks. To use a HUB/switch, all systems will be on the same network (the public netwok provided by your ISP), with a router you have an internal network 192.168.1.x and a public network provided by your ISP.
thanks I think thats why I have been having problems with my net