12 August 2018

Advantages and disadvantages of hub

Hub is a network device used to connect multiple Ethernet devices uses a twisted pair. Here this article gives information about the advantages and disadvantages of a hub to know more details about it.

Advantages of hub :
  • Easy to install
  • Very little delay
  • It is used for internal connectivity between the system
  • Can different media type
  • Cheaper
  • Hub device does not affect the performance of the network seriously
  • It can extend the total distance of the network
Disadvantages of hub :
  • It runs half-duplex
  • Can not filter information
  • It can not connect different type of network architecture such as a token ring and Ethernet extra
  • It does not have a mechanism to reduce the network traffic
  • Passes packet to all connected segment
  • Can not reduce network traffic
  • It will broadcast to all the port
  • Extend the collision
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