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Definition: port switching hub

An intelligent network hub that attaches to multiple LAN segments. Via software, it allows the station ports to be connected to one of the segments. This is a type of virtual LAN, because one LAN segment can be located on different floors or geographic locations.

Port Switching Hub
Each station attached to a port switching hub can be linked to a different LAN segment via software. In order to forward traffic from one LAN segment to another, a router is required.