hub and router

Discussion in 'Networking Issues' started by backspace, Dec 14, 2004.

  1. backspace

    backspace Network Guru Member

    What is the difference between them? A hub and a router. I have a Linksys WRT54G with cable modem. Desktop is hook direct to the Linksys and the laptop is wireless. I would call this Linksys a hub when I am at the desktop and a hub when I am at the laptop? :?:
  2. howardp6

    howardp6 Network Guru Member

    A hub send all packets to all ports. A router is a device that determines the next network point to sent the packet and connects two networks. It decides which network to send the packet. A hub has less throughput than a router or switch. The WRT56G is a router and a four port switch.
  3. TazUk

    TazUk Network Guru Member

    The Linksys router contains a built in 4 port switching hub so from a local perspective they are the same. It's only when you connect to another network i.e. the internet, that the router part comes into play. The definition of a router is a device for connecting two networks together, this being your local LAN and the Internet.
  4. backspace

    backspace Network Guru Member


    Thanks for the information..I really appreciated..have a great day.
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