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How to Wire a Hub to Hub Network

March 19th, 2010 | Posted by Support in Computer Network

Hubs are devices that connect multiple machines on a computer network. Hubs are different from routers because they do not have the filtering, IP assignment configurations or firewall capabilities that routers contain. Hubs are beneficial for network administrators who just need a device that connects multiple machines without any kind of security implementation. Hubs have an “uplink” connector, which is used to connect two of the devices together.

Things You’ll Need:

  • Ethernet cable


Step 1

Place both hubs in close proximity to each other. The distance the hubs can be placed is determined by the length of the Ethernet cable you have to connect them together.

Step 2

Connect one end of the Ethernet cable to the “Uplink” connection on the first hub. Connect the other end of the Ethernet cable to a port in the second hub.

Step 3

Power on both hubs. For each wire connected to the hub, the hub’s light is turned on, which indicates the port connection is active.

Step 4

Connect your other network computers to the newly added hub on the network. To test the new settings, turn on two computers on separate hubs. Each computer should have a network connection and share files normally

If you are unable to complete the tasks and would like a professional and technical person for assistance – call PCSoft now or send an email to support@pcsoft.com.au

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