Unit 4 Research Paper: Port Expander

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Alton Kerry 18470825 Unit 4 Research Paper – Port Expander A port expander is computer hardware that allows you to plug more than one device into a single port. It can be any device that takes one existing port and makes multiple ports out of it. There are two basic forms, internal expander which has a connection typically to the motherboard, and an external expander which plugs into the existing port which then has multiple ports. When not part of a computer, these devices are known as splitters. In the non-computer world splitters are very common, such as an extension cord or a power strip. How do they work? Well the expander will connect to a single port but have multiple connections feeding off of it. You just plug the expander in

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