As soon as a computer within the LAN fails or a connection is otherwise disconnected, the whole network breaks down, and the connection is lost.
Contributor s : John Burke Share this item with your network: A token ring network is a local area network LAN in which all computers are connected in a ring or star topology and pass one or more logical tokens from host to host.
To use the network, a machine first has to capture the free Token and replace the data with its own message. Token Ring networks are now very rare because the cost and flexibility of Ethernet came to dominate the market.
If so, it inserts message data into the token frame and issues it back to the LAN.
Only the AM can set the bit to 1 and determines that it must already have come into contact with the packet. Frames are also transmitted in the direction of the token. However, the data packet does not immediately reach the receiver, but — via the MAU — is forwarded from participant A to participant B, to C, and so on, for example, until it reaches the correct station.