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Re: putty go slow




On Wed, Apr 10, 2019 at 10:18:23AM -0400, rhkramer@xxxxxxxxx wrote:
Maybe, but I've bought things that I think are (5-port) switches (advertised
as such) for in the range of $10 in various sales or on ebay, and so far, have
no reason to doubt them.

I guess I'll have to really test in the near future.

Ok, just did a simple test -- on a 5-port switch, with 5 devices plugged in,
one powered off:
  * solid green lights on 4 ports (when no traffic) indicate the 4 devices that
are powered up
  * flashing green lights on 2 ports when data  being transferred

I believe it is a switch -- will check the other switch in service ...

Ok, same thing.

I haven't seen a true hub easily available anywhere in at least a decade. Most of the low end parts are built around the same couple of highly integrated chips (which are switches). The last generation of cheap "hubs" were actually partial bridges, to handle 10Mbps and 100Mbps devices.

Mike Stone