Ethernet hub


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Ethernet hub

A central switching point that all devices on an Ethernet segment plug into. Also known as a "multiport repeater" and sometimes called a "concentrator, the hub shares the total bandwidth among all users. Contrast with Ethernet switch. See hub vs. switch.


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Robotics Broadband Router allows users to share any DSL or cable Internet connection with up to four PCs or Macintosh computers or up to 253 computers with additional Ethernet hubs.
Combined with an Ethernet WireSpeed DSL modem and an affordable Ethernet hub, WebShare is a simple, low-cost and ideal solution to a problem faced by a growing number of residential and small business users in configuring multiple PCs for broadband Internet access.
John Stagl, director of Business Services for ISP Channel, stated, "The DOXport 5020 cable modem provides us with the integrated capability of both a firewall and an Ethernet hub.
SOHOware's BIG features a built-in ethernet hub for physical connectivity of multiple PCs and embedded Network Address Translation (NAT) that translates a private set of IP addresses into a single public IP address.
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Her prior experience includes development of Ethernet hubs for Synoptics, and products for fiber optics applications at Harris Canada.

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