Working with Hubs and Switches
As switches become more commonplace and the technology becomes less expensive, you can expect the use of switches to all but eliminate hubs. However, the reliable nature of networking devices means you are likely to see hubs installed in networks for a long time to come. Therefore, it is important to know how to work with hubs and switches, sometimes in the same environment.
You must be aware of some of the aspects of hubs and switches when working with them. This is very important because you're likely to work with both hubs and switches in a production environment.
Production Environments The term production is used to describe a working, or live, computing environment.
Hub and Switch Ports
Hubs and switches ...