A hub is a networking device that connects multiple devices together. Hubs are typically used to connect computers in a Local Area Network (LAN). They are relatively simple devices that can be used to connect many different types of devices, such as computers, printers, and internet access points.
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- Cost effective: Hubs are relatively inexpensive compared to other networking devices such as routers and switches.
- Easy to use: Hubs are easy to set up and configure, making them ideal for small networks.
- Expandable: Hubs are expandable, allowing you to add additional devices to your network as needed.
- Low security: Hubs offer very little security, as all devices connected to the hub will be on the same network.
- Limited bandwidth: Hubs can only provide a limited amount of bandwidth, as all devices connected to the hub will be sharing the same bandwidth.
- Limited features: Hubs are basic devices and do not offer the same features as more advanced networking devices such as routers and switches.
- Hubs are devices used to connect multiple computers, printers, and other devices together on a single network.
- Hubs can expand the range of a network, allowing for more devices to be connected at once.
- Hubs are typically used in local area networks (LANs) where the devices must be connected to the same network.
- Hubs come in different types, such as unmanaged, managed, and intelligent hubs, each with its own features and benefits.
"Amateurs hack systems, professionals hack people."
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