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    Post Is it possible to make a HUB yourself ?

    Hi,

    I was wondering -since I have some computers which I want to connect to eachother- if it's possible to make a hub yourself ?

    At the moment I have only 2 computers connected to eachother with a twisted network cable.
    Now I want to expand the network with some computers.
    I have enough connectors, cable and all laying around here, so I wonder if one could make this himself,
    Or does a hub contain some print with some microprocessor on ?

    Hope you can help me out !
    Thanks in Advance,
    Greetz
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    a hub has tons of microprocessor crap in it.

    probably easier/cheaper to buy a ready made one

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    Cool

    If you have a spare computer and a bunch of network cards, and a copy of Linux or NT you can do it...But it's certainly cheaper and easier to spend the $20 on a generic hub...Any local computer store should have 8 port units around that price...
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    Okay,

    Thanks for the info !,
    I was just wondering if one could do this himself, but this would just be a pain in the *** to do.

    Thanks for the information!
    Greetz
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    GF: IBM Thinkpad 380, ext. 3.5 80gb, 40x4, PB-IR

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    the inside of my hub, (this should deter you)


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