Real HUBs

This page tells you which devices are hubs and which aren't.

Only devices, that are real HUBs, are convenient for recording voip calls. Switches are not suitable for call recording. An exception from this rule is more expensive Switch with Port Mirroring (see What is Port Mirroring? and A list of Switches with Port Mirroring).

Many vendors mark their products as "HUBs", but in fact such devices are "Switches".

Because of this confusion, you need to check your HUB model with the below list to see, if it is a real HUB or not.

In general, if you find something with "full-duplex" or "switch" in the device description, this is for sure a switch and not a hub. This is often the case with 100Mbit Ethernet devices.

If you have a 10MBit HUB, and it's stated to be a HUB, then it should be a HUB.

Feel free to contact us if you are not sure that your HUB is real.

Dynex

Dynex DX-EHB4Dynex DX-EHB44-port 10 Mbps HUB
(see note below)
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Note, Dynex DX-EHB4 has 5 ports on the front panel, but ports 5 (uplink) is shared with port 4. Never connect wires to ports 5 and 4 at the same time.

Netgear

Netgear EN104Netgear EN1044-port 10 Mbps HUBPurchase used on
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Netgear EN108Netgear EN1088-port 10 Mbps HUBPurchase used on
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Netgear EN116Netgear EN11616-port 10 Mbps HUBPurchase used on
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Netgear DS104Netgear DS1044-port 10/100 Mbps HUBPurchase used on
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Netgear DS106Netgear DS1066-port 10/100 Mbps HUBPurchase used on
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Netgear DS108Netgear DS1088-port 10/100 Mbps HUBPurchase used on
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Netgear DS116Netgear DS11616-port 10/100 Mbps HUBPurchase used on
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Netgear DS508Netgear DS5088-port 10/100 Mbps HUBPurchase used on
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Netgear DS516Netgear DS51616-port 10/100 Mbps HUBPurchase used on
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Netgear DS524Netgear DS52424-port 10/100 Mbps HUBPurchase used on
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3Com

3Com OfficeConnect Ethernet Hub 4 Port3Com OfficeConnect Ethernet HUB 4 PortPurchase used on
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3Com OfficeConnect Ethernet Hub 8 Port3Com OfficeConnect Ethernet HUB 8 PortPurchase used on
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3Com OfficeConnect Dual Speed Hub 8 Port3Com OfficeConnect Dual Speed HUB 8 PortPurchase used on
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3Com OfficeConnect Dual Speed Hub 16 Port3Com OfficeConnect Dual Speed HUB 16 PortPurchase used on
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3Com OfficeConnect Fast Ethernet Hub 12 Port3Com OfficeConnect Fast Ethernet HUB 12 PortPurchase used on
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