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What Is The Difference Between A Hub And A Switch?

A hub and switch essentially accomplish the same thing, although their methods are different. Both can be used to regenerate degraded signals (acting as a repeater), and both can be used to split a signal into multiple signals (handy for splitting up an internet connection to your home network, for instance). But should you really […]

28Jan2008 | | 10 comments | Continued
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What is a Network Interface Card?

A network interface card, abbreviated as NIC, is what a computer uses to communicate with other computers on a network. Without some type of network interface card installed, your computer will not be able to communicate over a network. Obviously, most of networking revolves around this quaint little device- so it’s good to know what […]

27Jan2008 | | 3 comments | Continued