which 8-port 10/100 hub is best?

Greg 'groggy' Lehey grog at FreeBSD.org
Fri Mar 19 14:31:32 PST 2004

On Thursday, 18 March 2004 at 22:54:49 -0600, W. D. wrote:
> At 21:45 3/18/2004, Gary Kline, wrote:
>>	People,
>>	I'm upgrading my hub from a 5-port hub and thought I would check
>>	with this list to see if the Linksys EFAH08W is still a good
>>	deal.  If there is somethng other that would work equally well
>>	on my FreeBSD netwrk, please le me know.  (I've had good luck
>>	with Linksys, but have read some negative comments.....)
> If there is a possibility that you will have some heavy traffic
> at times, the best hub is a switch!  You are likely to have
> less bandwidth wasting collisions during high traffic periods.

I'd put it more forcibly than that: hubs are obsolete.  You can find
switches for almost nothing nowadays; don't buy hubs.

And yes, I haven't checked whether the EFAH08W is a switch or a hub.
But I've never had problems with cheap switches, so I would tend to
buy by price.

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