Q= is a hub a passive device? Explain
A=No, passive device requires no electric powered, while hubs does.
Q= what properties set local area network apart from other forms of network?
A=local area network ,components evolution can be independent of system evolutution e.i itâ€™s easy to upgrade workstation without alteration.
=it allows equipment from different manufacturers to operate together.
=high speed data transfer rate/lower error rate.
Anyone with suggestion to my answers may comment.thanx
Hi , i dint as yet get to chapter 7, but i would say that a hub is a passive device, as it just serves just as a wiring center between computers and other nodes in a LAN,
A switch on the other hand is a form of an intelligent HUB as when a pc's sends a data over the LAn , the switch regenerates this signal and sends it to the receiving end. so i would say a switch is active
Hub is just used to direct signals.
Thats just my opinion, i will repost once i research this topic
I think that there is more control over a LAN, as one can decide what types of messages the want to filter for security reasons, even who is allowed to access specific information, what type of hardware would be best for a specific operation