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:
>> 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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