> Just as a point of information, you don't necessarily see *less*
> collisions on a loaded network that sustains a high load.
Ah, of course not. It depends on the Connections between the hosts, if u
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h1 h2 h3
(- = prefered data path)
Then the load on Port a is the same, with or without a switch, but if you
You basically double the bandwith of your network with a switch.
With a switch you are providing dedicated bandwidth to a smaller group of uses. It is basically segmentation with a fast bridge (Store and forward).Cut through switches are a whole other ball of wax with their own problems. Since a switch is segmenting, the number of collisions **may** be reduced depending if they are caused by a faulty device or overloaded lan. Some amount of collisions are normal.
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