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  • Should I use a hub or switch?

    I have five computers, three Win2k Pro SP2 desktops and two WinXP Home Edition laptops. One of the desktops is connected to the Internet through a USB port to a satellite modem. I want to connect the other computers to this one to create a workgroup and especially to share the Internet connection....

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  • Do managed hubs and switches require IP addresses within a LAN?

    Assigning an IP address to a managed hub/switch will allow you to administer said equipment "in-band" using telnet or a web browser, rather than requiring a direct cable hook-up to the equipment - this is quite helpful for management of equipment at remote locations where you may or may not have...

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  • What is an uplink port?

    An uplink port on a hub or switch allows you to use a regular Ethernet cable to join the hub or switch to another. The uplink port oblivates the need to use a crossover cable to connect the devices.

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  • How can I decrease server response time through a hub?

    We have approximately 10 users at a remote site using Citrix Metaframe to connect to an Oracle server at a central site. The clients run through a 10MB hub and then out over a 256k Kilostream link to the server. The users are experiencing very poor response times from the server. Any ideas on...

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