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Sniff with NH1005 hub

I'm trying to sniff traffic to and from another PC in the office.  Both my machine, using Windows XP and Ethereal, and the subject machine are plugged in to a Linksys NH1005 hub.  It seems to me the hub is acting more like a switch.  I see broadcast traffic and traffic destined for my machine, but nothing else.  I had similar results with the same hub at home using Linux and tcbdump to try to capture traffic.  Am I missing something?
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rossboulet
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sunray_2003Commented:
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sunray_2003Commented:
Sorry man wrong thread..

I am  typing way too fast today

Sunray
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MaxQCommented:
I had the exact same problem with a Linksys "hub"...I verified that I was definitely not seeing all the traffic that was crossing the device.  My solution was, unfortunately, to take it back to CompUSA and use an old 3Com 100M hub we had lying around instead.  
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chicagoanCommented:
Some manufacturers  choose not to confuse us by calling a cheap switch a 'switch.'They call it a 'hub' use the same basic circuits to it ease  the manufacturing process.

the Linksys Etherfast 10/100 5-port Workgroup Hub (EFAH05W) and
the Netgear 4 port 10/100 Mbps Dual Speed Hub (DS104)
ARE hubs

The Linksys EFAH05W IS A SWITCH
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rossbouletAuthor Commented:
OK chicagoan, I'm confused.  Did you mean to say the NH1005 is a switch?  You used the same model number for both a switch and a hub.
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chicagoanCommented:
yes, sorry, the NH1005 is a switch - paste buffer overrun!

The small 5V netgear, can even run it off the 5v of your keyboard port.
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