Hubs, Bridges, Switches (UD Notes)

Hubs

  • one collision domain consisting of all connected hosts
  • one broadcast domain containing those same hosts
  • allows only one host to transmit at a time

Bridge

  • logically segment the network
  • lessen the size of colisison domains
  • does nothing to segment broadcast domains

Switch

  • bring us one host collision domains
  • logically segment broadcast domain
  • not done by default

 

 

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