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Question by jim andrews posted 02 May 2000
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Can i use a fast ethernet hubs while using a thinnet 10MB/s backbone cable ? Because all i have seen are Ethernet hubs with this ability.

Answer by Dmitri Abaimov posted 02 May 2000
icon Hello Jim,
If your hub has only thinnet 10Mbit/s specially marked backbone port, you may use any of your free Fast Ethernet ports for backbone connection. Just do not forget to use crossover cord to connect it to another hub.
It's not wise to have backbone slower than stations connection, you're right. So if you don't have free Fast Ethernet ports, you'd better unplug one of the stations, just because backbone is more important.
With best regards,
Dmitri Abaimov, RCDD

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