What Is Ethernet Hub

Q

What Is an Ethernet Hub?

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A

An Ethernet Hub is a dummy device for LAN (Local Area Network) that simply forwards any incoming traffic from a single port to all other ports on the device.

The network traffic pattern on an Ethernet Hub is shown on the top left of the picture below:

Ethernet Hub vs. Switch: Network Traffic
Ethernet Hub vs. Switch: Network Traffic (networking-basics.net)

You can use an Ethernet Hub to connect several devices to form a standalone LAN.

Here is an example of Ethernet Hub: Netgear EN104.

Ethernet Hub: Netgear EN104
Ethernet Hub: Netgear EN104 (netgear.com)

 

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