Active Hub

Active Hub is a hub that has electronic circuitry to regenerate weak signals. Active hubs function as multiport repeaters, allowing computers to be networked together in a star topology. Virtually all hubs sold today are active hubs.

Active Hub
Active Hub

This is the type of hub that monitors, amplifies, and regenerates signals. Signals are strengthened in active hubs.

See also: Patch Panel (passive hub)


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