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In theory, how would you set up a mechanism by which repeaters/hubs could detect loops and shutdown ports to break the loop? [closed]

I am trying to think of a mechanism to use repeaters to detect loops and then shutdown ports in order to break the loops. Is it possible for any solution to work 100%?
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Ethernet hub - is it an active device?

When building a small home ethernet network, we normally use switch to connect all cables together. I remember 10 years ago it was also possible to buy a much cheaper device called hub which can be ...
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3answers
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Small home network cabling/routing/switching advice

Coming into my home, have a modem connected to an allegedly 20mb broadband connection. The modem has a single ethernet output. At present, I have it wired into a WRT54G 1.1 10/100 router with 4 ports ...
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4answers
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Where can I find an unswitched ethernet hub? [closed]

Back when I was just getting into networking, ethernet hubs were common, and switches were a fancy, expensive alternative. Then the price of switches came down so much that hubs became pretty much ...
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1answer
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Is there a driver for a hub?

Is there a driver for a hub/switch? So that I can control the flow of data from the other computer that currently uses bandwidth, so that I could get higher bandwidth.
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Should I use a network hub or network switch?

I want to put a networking device on an Ethernet connection between 2 digital devices. The communication will be 1-to-1; there will only be 2 devices connected through the networking device. And I ...