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Hub - Networking

In data communications, a hub is a place of convergence where data arrives from one or more directions and is forwarded out in one or more other directions. A hub is often called a "dumb" device because it does not do any filtering of layer 2 packets like a switch does. Also, a hub only supports one type of technology, like 10Base-T or 100Base-T, but not both, like a bridge.