What is a different between switch and Hub?

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  • Jul 19th, 2006

HUb: limiteded port compare to switch.less speed compare to switch because

more collision.

Switch: To Avoid collision  we use switch. In switch Each  Port having own collision Domain.

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  • Jul 22nd, 2006

A switch is a smart hub. There is only one collision domain in hub whereas each port has got one collision domain in case of a switch.

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  • Jul 26th, 2006

hub: A passive device, Can't support full duplex,  can't support 100 Mbps Mode, Can't store port wise MAC Addresses.

Switch: A Active devise, it can support 10 base_T full/half and also 100 base_T full/half, and in higher end it will support even 1000 Base_T full/half,  Can store port wise MAC Addresses. (Switch comes in Physical Layer.)

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  • Aug 3rd, 2006

Switch is a Layer 2 Device; which can operate at both full & half duplex. Hub is Layer 1 Device & operate at Half Duplex only. Hub has one collision domain & on broadcast domain. Switch has many collision domain & one Broadcast domain.

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  • Sep 30th, 2006

HUB will broadcast the Data @10MBpsSwitch will broadcast the Data @10 - 100MBps and it will prepare a MAC table so that it will not ask request.

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