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What are Ethernet Switches and Hubs?

Introduction

An Ethernet switch and hub are two very important parts of a network that can determine how many computers the network can support and how it routes data. Before purchasing a switch or a hub, it is crucial to understand how they differ from each other. The following information will detail how hubs and switches route network traffic, as well as common types of switches.