I'm sneeking around online store for used stock of hubs, routers and switches for a project I have to build a network infrastructure.
So far, I have bought:
- 1x Cisco 2514 Router;
- 5x Cisco Serial Transceivers;
- 1x 24-port Cisco Catalyst switch.
I have souvenirs of having seen switches and hubs connected altogether, and remember that there is an advantage of some sort using such architecture, but I don't remember correctly, it's quite fuzzy in my mind as I am no network administrator, but a system developer.
I know that a switch builds itself a table of something to map the different connections, but can't remember excatly what it is. So my question is the following:
What is the difference between a hub and a switch?
Any answer is appreciated!