As your business grows, your network grows too. With the hubs and switches you can buy from Connection, you can efficiently manage your network and all the connected devices. A networking cable connects devices to your hub or switch just like a wired router, but you can use these gadgets to connect multiple... segments of your network, which makes them ideal for use in larger offices and businesses.
Manufacturers of routers for small business and home use frequently offer network hubs and switches for enterprise use. These include D-Link and Cisco. Other popular manufacturers of these devices are HP, IBM, and Avaya. Connection offers basic network hubs and switches for up to five computer connections. You will also find advanced technology at Connection if you require connections for 24 or more systems. Some hubs and switches even allow you to manage your network or segment from the Web.
A switch may better meet your company's needs because it is able to forward data on your network to the only device that requires the information. In contrast, a hub forwards data to all devices on the network. While a hub is less efficient, you will not notice the difference if you only have a handful of computers connected to your network. Larger networks that have higher file sharing or data transfer activity, however, can benefit from the upgrade to a switch. Most devices use plug-and-play technology, allowing you to connect to the network as soon as you plug in the networking cable.
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