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How switch works if you connect one of its ports to a hub?

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2005-11-30 13:28:49
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That shouldn't cause any problem, other than increasing the number of collisions on the segment of the domain that is on the hub, which slows down the network for those computers (especially if they are both being used at once). -DJ Craig

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