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By nannig3 ·
I work with 18 workstations that are connected to a T1 line. Each workstation supports 100baseTX full-duplex. The question I have is. Will a switch that supports 100baseTX full duplex improve Internet performance to each of the workstations? Over a hub that only support 10Mbps half-duplex. If yes or no why?
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by ISPnetworker In reply to switch

Anytime you can move from a half-duplex to full-duplex environment you should see a performance improvement. Speed, 10 vs 100, is not a critical factor, as the Internet bottleneck remains your T1 connection. The more network traffic you have, the greater the performance gain you will experience by moving to a full-duplex switched LAN.

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by jereg In reply to switch

The first answer is correct. I'd add that yes, full duples is much faster that half, and 100baseTX is much faster than 10baseT, your magic number is 18 users. Intel has some great white papers on switching, and they determined that with 4 users, a hub is faster(this would be the same speed hub, though. Not a slower one). Up to 8 users, hub and switch were about the same. More than 8 users, the switch was faster.

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