The central box that connects devices on LANs has gone through many advancements over the years. Whether hubs or switches, a good tech understands the function and features of these boxes in LANs.
- I want to talk a minute about that little box … that everybody connects to, to make a Local Area Network. … I've got a bunch of these little boxes in front of me. … Some of them only have, maybe five connections, … some have more than that. … It doesn't matter. … One of the things that's important with these boxes, … is I can plug these network cables in anywhere I want. … You don't have to plug them in, in certain points. … But as long as all the computers are plugged into … one of these little boxes together, … I've got a Local Area Network. … But that's not the issue. … What I want to talk about is, … there's two very different technologies in front of you. … I've got four things called a switch, … and one thing called a hub. … Now, I'm going to give it away. … This box right over here on top is a hub. … Now, underneath it is the switch. … Can you tell the difference? … Mike, we don't even know what the difference is yet. … I know, that's what this episode's all about. … But I want you to look very, very closely. …
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