All three hubs are based on a Class II stackable architecture, which supports up to 26 hubs, or 312 users, in one collision domain
In a shared-media environment, multiple source collision domains
communicating with the same destination or one source collision domain
communicating with many destinations--negates the entire switching advantage, because of the way switching works.
3u/D3) defines maximal diameters for a collision domain
(equal to the maximal allowed half-duplex network span) in meters:
The Asante hub is a Class II repeater, allowing two repeater sets between any two nodes within a single collision domain
The sleek, compact design of the AsanteFAST hubs provides unique stackability to 358 ports in a single Fast Ethernet collision domain
The NuHub, which offers 8 100Base-TX ports, can also be connected to another 100Base-TX switch to provide a maximum of 16 100Base-T ports on the same collision domain
at a very cost-effective price-per-port.
The 100/100 Bridge is the industry's first product which allows users to bridge two 100 Mbps segments and extend their Fast Ethernet network beyond the collision domain
limitation of 205 meters.
The hub provides 12 standards-based, 100BASE-T4 ports and is stackable to six units high, providing 72 ports for a single collision domain
The FastHub 300 Series' Class II design allows customers to scale a solution up to 254 ports within a single collision domain
by directly cascading two stacks together and to distribute and connect hubs in separate wiring closets - without requiring a bridge, router or switch.
Each segment becomes an independent 10Mbps collision domain
shared by fewer users and network devices.
This represents a total of 358 ports and the largest Fast Ethernet collision domain
on the market.
Since both ends of the link can be configured to full duplex, worrying about the collision domains
is not necessary, and 10/100 media converters are not needed, unless network administrators see the possibility of downgrading the link speed to 10 Mbps.