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By Fvillasenor ·
Can someone tell me what I gain from upgrading from 10/100 Jaton hubs to 3COM SWITCHs(4400 10/100)?.And what is recommended, managed or non managed?.Are these switches plug and play like my 10/100 Hubs?

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by rgrowcock In reply to Switches

I can't answer the managed or non-managed part of your question, but I do have a fews thought for the rest.

Yes, the switchs are PnP.

What would you gain? A Whole lot, especially if you have a lot of users on the hubs. Hubs share bandwidthamong all of the connected users. A switch will give a user the "whole pipe" at one time, for a limited time. Usually using some type of built-in time-slicing. Each user that is connected to a switch would notice a pretty good increase over the performance of a hub.

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by jereg In reply to Switches

If you have more than 10 nodes on your network, go to switches. As mentioned in the first answer, they are PnP. I pulled out a 24 port switch and 3 24 port hubs, and replacedthem all with new switches. I added some more cable management brackerts, but other than that, I just slapped them in. No Problem.

As to managed/unmanaged, my consultant said I should get one managed switch to be the boss, but I didn't. I have a simple network that dosn't have a lot of overhead, and not a lot of different types of network equipment. If you don't have multiple subnets, segments, mixed OS's,multiple routers, etc. there isn't much configuration needed for the switches. They should work fine out of the box.

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by Fvillasenor In reply to Switches

Thank you for your assistance.

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