What is a network switch and is it possible to use

  De Marcus™ 11:49 11 Sep 06

one as a means of expanding a wired network? I.e. add more pc's and network printers?

  Strawballs 12:24 11 Sep 06

In a word yes.

  ade.h 12:36 11 Sep 06

Physically, it is not dissimilar to a hub, but internally, it has the routing abilities of a router. In a hub, the traffic goes to every client and each client has to work out what is relevant, whereas a switch can direct traffic to each MAC/IP as required.

  De Marcus™ 13:14 11 Sep 06

Thanks guys, just tried it and everything is working as it should, not bad for a find in an old derelict building.

  Strawballs 19:50 11 Sep 06


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