Recommend Switch/Hub

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I am having the dilemma of choosing a switch/hub. Since I am the main lan guy around here and have a lot of gaming parties i was thinking of getting a 40+ port switch or hub. Even though I don't have many things to hook up I would have the capability to expand as I would like. I was looking around and found one that I am interested it. If possible under $40 US Dollars.

http://www.xiertekusa.com/product.php?pid=307&xcSID=c65c7d03893558b83235ef7f00e06946
I wound that while searching around pricewatch. The thing is i don't know what the difference between a hub and a switch is. If someone could explain to me what the difference between the two is and maybe make some recommendations and some comments on the product above. Thanks in advance.

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Switch: A switch is a network device that selects a path or circuit for sending a unit of data to its next destination

Hub: A common connection point for devices in a network. Hubs are commonly used to connect segments of a LAN. A hub contains multiple ports. When a packet arrives at one port, it is copied to the other ports so that all segments of the LAN can see all packets. A passive hub serves simply as a conduit for the data, enabling it to go from one device (or segment) to another

This is according to Google.
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Post 3+ Months Ago

You got a point there. i was using a 16 port hub sometime back and it dint do me very well. i got a switch and hey the connectivity on my network was good. in short the switch is faster than the hub. so go for the switch. i got a dlink switch. pretty good for me.

Good Luck!
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For Gaming Purposes. Choose the Switch, otherwise with the hub, you'll just be sending more unneeded data across the network to everyone.
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good luck :P
...its the only valid thing i could add
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Since I have never heard of that company, I would not go with that. I would choose a popular company like D-Link, Cisco, or Netgear. (I like D-Link)
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Cisco is top of the line stuff and you will pay a pretty penny for it.
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I do not like Cisco, It could not go through 3 walls in a house in the Hamptons. I could take my laptop across my house through 6 walls with a strong reception.
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I don't know about their wireless stuff.
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As a gamer myself, a lot of us have problems with Linksys/Cisco in the longrun.
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netgear is decent, and a linksys will never die..for true. they just come back stronger. recently, a power outage fried the circuit board of a router [solder bead were (for lack of a better work) undone and splaying out on the board. then a couple weeks later, it suddenyl turns back on.]
i love my linksys and netgear. 7 usable lan ports and several hundred wireless adresses availible. [daisy chained them together]
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Quote:
a linksys will never die


So true. These things last forever. Although occasionally cause hiccups (sp?) for me. I use linksys routers/hubs as well as D-Link which I think I prefer a bit more to Linksys.
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Cisco Catalyst 1900 24 port for $34.99

It's 10-BaseT, but that is plenty of bandwidth for games, especially through this caliber of switch. You can play the same games online with no problem on a Cable or DSL connection.
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Both my netgear router, and laptop card died after one year, at the same time.

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