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I am not a network specialist. My church has this hub installed: SMC EZ Hub 10/100 5624DS

It has failed...I would love to simply replace it with the same one and be done but it is very old. Here is a link to one I found (a refurb) if you need more info:

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http://www.codemicro.com/store/product/5624DS/Refurbished
SMC EZ Hub 10/100 5624DS
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I need to replace this hardware. I need a site or location where I can buy a large simple hub like this add to replace on our network?

Please advise....
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by:Discusfish
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Absolutely any 24 port hub or switch made by anyone should work. I assume you're in the USA, so pretty much any online vendor like amazon.com or newegg will have suitable devices for you. Switches are better than hubs.
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by:Rick_O_Shay
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You might find a cheap 24 port hub more likely a switch to replace that at Staples, OfficMax, or Best Buy. If you prefer online try Amazon, Tigerdirect, or Newegg etc.
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by:jhutterer
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I would recommend you go with a switch over a hub.. Get a cheap used linksys, dlink, or Dell switch.  I would recommend getting an un-managed switch if you have minimal amounts of knowledge on how to configure a device, only because you don't want to run into a used piece or hardware that has an old config on it.

The reason you want to go with a switch over a hub is because a switch is a lot better at handling traffic and you may see speed improvements by just replacing a hub with a switch.

A hub will send traffic from port 1 to all the rest of the 23 ports to determine where the packets need to go, where as a switch knows what ports belongs to what so it can more efficiently deal with traffic and doesn't essentially broadcast every packet to every port.
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by:parcou
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Good hardware solution
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by:parcou
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Thx...I ordered and will be good to go..
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