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Ok this is fairly painless...

Router-

This takes the incoming broadband and divides it to other computer... It is mainly used so that you only need to buy one IP address from the ISP. Otherwise you are going to need many... It also provided some what of a firewall assuming that you dont use port forwarding... There are fairly simple to setup and maintain.. The cost is between $50-100

Switches-

This is the same thing as a router with out the firewall or the advanced DHCP, the thing that give computers IP addressed.. These are used to expand most of the time.. I have heard stories about people being about to connect more than one computer and only using one IP address. This is illegal and you have your service terminated if you do this.

Hubs-

Are stupid switches. Switches know were the info came from and where info needs to go. Hubs on the other hand dont... so everytime you request a website the data is sent to every computer regardless if they need it or not... This means that hubs are less efficent and slower...

Hope that helps .. let me know if you need anything else...

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The more expensive routers are generally for businesses, with faster connections, and more security needs.

You will want to get a standard dlink, netgear, or linksys router, just a few of many companies, which can be obtained for less than $100 dollars. This will be used to allow multiple computers on one broadband connection.

Then again, you can make a router out of an Alien Ware PC, and spend upwards of $2-3k, lol.

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Like luwigie said it depends on the intended function of the router... a gigabyte router is going to be more than a 10/100. You can also get fiber routers and other stuff... if you want to see some really expensive stuff hop onto cisco's site and take a look.. those cost in the 10's of thousands of dollars... :twisted:

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