- A hub is hardware networking device that connects multiple nodes in a network and send and receive data from all the connected nodes.
- A hub contains multiple ports that are used to connect multiple nodes.
- A hub is best suitable for creating small home network (LAN).
Hubs can be categorized in two types:
Active Hub: it electrically amplify the signals as it moves from one connected device to another.
Passive Hub: it does not include any computerized elements. It just pass single from one device to another without any change.