Hubs Vs Switches

Hi Fred, Your newsletter was the first Internet service I subscribed to (when was that, 1997?), and the first service that I voluntarily paid for. Thanks forbringing so many important issues to our attention….

I’ve noticed a lot of confusion about hubs and switches. They are not the same thing. Switches are much better, more versatile, and have become so much cheaper lately, that it hardly makes sense to buy hubs. Here is a wonderful illustration of the difference http://www.proxim.com/learn/library/guides/gd2001-07-17.html

The page is an example of making HTML work perfectly within itself– it’s not an imitation of a printed page nor a debilitated video clip. There really are legitimate uses of animated GIFs. ;-) ttfn, jg

Nice, JG. It’s a wonderful example of a picture being worth a kiloword: A quick look at the illustration, and you can *see* the difference between a hub and a switch in seconds. Excellent!



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