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'[OT] Hub or Concentrator??'
I know this is WAY off topic (Well I am connecting a bunch of computers
together that are hooked up to PICs) but does anybody know the difference
between an Ethernet HUB and a Concentrator (sp?) Thanks in advance for any
William Chops Westfield
does anybody know the difference between an
Ethernet HUB and a Concentrator
I think they're the same. A hub MIGHT lack a distinct "upstream" port.
A concntrator MIGHT have a higher speed upstream port (100mbps.) They're
marketing terms at that point. You pay for three things:
Technology other than 10baseT. Thinnet and AUI support require
more power and/or isolated power supplies = $$$
Management capability. Contains a processor smart enough to talk
to to get status, up/down individual ports, etc.
Switching. Packet streams from A to B don't affect packet streams
from C to D because they have different internal paths.
I would expect all the <$100 ethernet "hublet" boxes to essentially consist
of the chip that provides the hub function, a power supply, and a bunch of
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