Paul Kelly wrote:
>> Vincent Cunniffe wrote:
> > A switching hub has a switching backplane which can handle 10 and
> > 100 Mbit speeds interchangeably. A non-switching hub will be rated
> > for either 10 or 100, but not both.
>> There are a few hubs that can mix 10 & 100 - notably the Netgear DS
> series. Not quite sure how they do it. My guess is each port can be on
> either of two internal backplanes, one 100 and one 10, with some cheap
> switching or even cheaper forwarding between the two. Of course such
> hubs are very much the exception not the rule.
That is correct : they have an internal switch between the backplanes.
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