Re: Home network
Not true. Hubs (as opposed to switches) do have a bottleneck issue in that all traffic is echoed to all ports. Switches, on the other hand, route traffic only to the computer it is destined for (Layer 2 Switching). Your average router that has four LAN ports is nothing more than a router plus a switch in a single case and provides no bandwidth advantage over separate routers and switches. Different routers will have different WAN-to-LAN and LAN-to-WAN throughput performance. There are some routers that are actually slower than your Internet connection! Here's a good site that ranks router speed.
Originally Posted by scfd529
Hubs are no longer manufactured; they are obsolete technology.
The "Senior Member" designation under my name doesn't mean I know a lot, it just means I talk a lot.I've been a DIYer since I was 12 (thanks, Dad!). I have read several books on various home improvement topics. I do not have any current code books I can refer to. I was an apprentice plumber for two years.