Which Two Factors Contribute To The Increased Throughput When All Nodes Of A LAN Are Connected To A Switch Instead Of A Hub?


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Roger Clegg answered
There are more than just two factors that contribute the increased throughput. It depends of the traffic, number of nodes, size of packets and the diameter of the network.
Switches are invaluable to networking. Switches increase how much and how fast your network functions.
Switches are located in the same area of the network as hubs. Hubs, unlike switches, examine and process things called ‘packets’ accordingly. Packets are everywhere when you use the Internet; in fact, most of the Internet itself is made up of a series of packets. Switches draw the Ethernet addresses of the nodes that are on each network, which allows traffic to pass through the switch. When a packet gets to the switch, it then determines the destination and the addresses. It then compares them to other network segments and addresses.
If the segments are similar, the packet coming through will be filtered out. If the segments are different, then the packet is sent on accordingly. These switches stop bad packets from spreading by essentially quarantining them.
Appointing specific ports on switches to individual nodes is also another way to speed up access for computers.
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Amanda Wells answered
Your question seems to be not quite complete. Usually in a question of this kind, there are three or four alternative answers and then you would choose two. Without these alternatives, only someone with a lot of specialist knowledge could answer your question; so you will have more chance if you ask it again, this time adding the alternative answers.

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