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Apr 13th, 2007

Hi all, with csma/cd, Is the actual process still used as we now use switches rather than hubs ?

I have this problem too.
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bmbreer Fri, 04/13/2007 - 06:56

It doesn't matter whether you're using a switch or a hub, if it's ethernet than it's csma/cd.

One of the advantages of a switch is that if only one host is plugged into each port of the switch (known as micro-segmentation) than you can turn off the collision detection (cd) on the host and switch by setting the duplex to full.

bmbreer Fri, 04/13/2007 - 09:18

Actually, 802.11 uses csma/ca (collision avoidance) not csma/cd.


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