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By dominiclct ·
If we share internet by wireless network, it's that access point work as SWITCH (share internet for 24pc at same speed) or HUB (share internet by averange)?

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by TheChas In reply to Wireless Network

Neither.

The internet connection speed will be split among the all current users, but NOT always equally.

1 user on-line will get the slower of the internet connection speed or the network speed.

2 users on-line will split the internet connection speed. It could either be an equal share, or 1 user may get priority and have more of the bandwidth.

File downloads tend to hold a greater percentage of the shared bandwidth than browsing.

Regular network traffic will also impact the internet bandwidth that each user has.

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by donmars In reply to Wireless Network

A switch always trumps a hub since it does not broacast every packet and only sends information to the node it is addressed to, so this saves on bandwidth.

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