Hub Switch Software

  iqs 22:42 12 Feb 10
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Hi,
Just wondering if I used a switch or a hub on my network,how do you send data to the other PC's?.
Do they show up like my networked PC's as a shared file on each?.

I'm ware that Hubs & Switches use the MAC of the NIC ,and hubs sends the data to all connected PC's regardless of the destination MAC.And a switch will only send to the destination PC.
But what software is used to send data etc etc.

Cheers

  mgmcc 20:35 13 Feb 10

There is no additional software required to connect computers with a hub/switch. This is simply the hardware used to make the physical connection. As you rightly say, a "switch" is more intelligent than a "hub" in that it sends data only to the correct destination IP address.

Once the computers have their physical connection, any folders and/or printers that have been "shared" should appear in "My Network Places" ("Network" in Vista) of all computers.

All versions of Windows have "File and Printer Sharing for Microsoft Networks" and "Client for Microsoft Networks" which manage the networking.

  iqs 21:52 13 Feb 10

Once the computers have their physical connection, any folders and/or printers that have been "shared" should appear in "My Network Places" ("Network" in Vista) of all computers.

Hi mgmcc,

That was the answer I was looking for,many thanks for the help mgmcc

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