1.6. Identifying Network Components

As we said, the components that are used in a network have a tremendous effect on the capabilities of the network and on your ability to control traffic within the network. Network components have evolved with time because of the need to create fast, efficient network designs for many computers. In this section we discuss the major types of network components and their effect on your network design.

1.6.1. Critical Information

You should be able to identify the purpose, features, and functions of each of the main network components. In this section, we discuss each of these components in detail.

1.6.2. Hubs

A hub is a device that has multiple ports into which connections can be made. All connections made ...

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