On Thursday, 18 March 2004 at 22:54:49 -0600, W. D. wrote: > At 21:45 3/18/2004, Gary Kline, wrote: >> >> People, >> >> I'm upgrading my hub from a 5-port hub and thought I would check >> with this list to see if the Linksys EFAH08W is still a good >> deal. If there is somethng other that would work equally well >> on my FreeBSD netwrk, please le me know. (I've had good luck >> with Linksys, but have read some negative comments.....) > > If there is a possibility that you will have some heavy traffic > at times, the best hub is a switch! You are likely to have > less bandwidth wasting collisions during high traffic periods.
I'd put it more forcibly than that: hubs are obsolete. You can find switches for almost nothing nowadays; don't buy hubs. And yes, I haven't checked whether the EFAH08W is a switch or a hub. But I've never had problems with cheap switches, so I would tend to buy by price. Greg -- When replying to this message, please copy the original recipients. If you don't, I may ignore the reply or reply to the original recipients. For more information, see http://www.lemis.com/questions.html Note: I discard all HTML mail unseen. Finger [EMAIL PROTECTED] for PGP public key. See complete headers for address and phone numbers.
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