Talk:Network segment

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Routers separate network segments?[edit]

I thought that (sub)network segments were separated by hubs and switches, and that routers separate (sub)networks. Computers on either side of a router will obviously be on a different segment, but they'll be on a different segment in a different (sub)network altogether, so it's misleading (but technically true-ish) to list routers in this article. i.e. Routers are not used to separate segments that are segments of the same (sub)network. Aaron McDaid (talk - contribs) 13:23, 7 April 2006 (UTC)

Hubs do not seprate network segment[edit]

Using a hub to interconnect devices has the same results as having the network devices on one Ethernet 10BASE2 segment. (CCNA self-study p179 Question No.1)

Two devices or many devices?[edit]

In many sentences of this article it is not clear whether "connected devices", etc. refers to exactly two devices or more than one device. The plurality of a word is incapable of making this distinction and I suspect that in some cases one meaning is intended while in other cases the other meaning is intended. It is not exactly clear where this distinction lies. I believe that this is an important distinction to make within the article. -- Sudozero (talk) 23:49, 3 August 2015 (UTC)

I tried to clarify the article a bit. Hopefully the section I changed is in line with the IEEE standard which is behind a $250+ paywall. The broader definition which equates network segments with subnets remains at the bottom of the article. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Sudozero (talkcontribs) 00:39, 4 August 2015 (UTC)