Ethernet Hub

An Ethernet hub connects all the computers on a LAN (local area network). The Ethernet hub forwards packets of information on to all computers in the network. Unlike an Ethernet switch, it cannot identify the specific destination of a packet of data, so it can only forward it to the whole network. This can cause the network to go slow.

If two or more computers in the network try to transmit data at the ame time it will cause a collision  – all computers on the network then go through a specific process to resolve the collision, further slowing the network.

By Sarah at UK Broadband Finder
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