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Passive Hubs

These hubs are nothing more than point contacts for the wires that make up the physical network. An example of this would be a punchdown block that is a simple plastic, unpowered box used to plug network cables into it. Active Hubs

Active hubs are a little smarter than the passive hubs we saw. All You might also come across the term "concentrators" which are basically active hubs, concentrating and strengthening a signal as it enters and exits the hub.

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