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Hub or Switch

Discussion in 'Networking' started by Bastiat, Jan 19, 2011.

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  1. Bastiat

    Bastiat Thread Starter

    Oct 18, 2007
    I'm setting up a NAS (haven't decide which one or if I'll go with a home built using FreeNAS) I use a wireless N router which has only one ethernet port which is currently occupied by a powerline ethernet adapter (see here>http://www.plasternetworks.com/products/products-pln3.html). So I want to hook up the NAS to the router but maintain the ethernet adapter. My thought is to use either a hub or a switch (router, NAS and ethernet adapter attached to either the hub or the switch).

    So now, finally, to the question. Which is going to be less of a hassle, easier to work with but work better in the scenario relayed above.....hub or switch?
  2. TerryNet

    TerryNet Moderator

    Mar 23, 2005
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    You want a switch. A hub is half duplex and one transmission at a time so it slows network traffic considerably.
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