IEEE 802.5

IEEE 802.5

The IEEE token ring standard. The most common type of token ring.
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-- The IEEE 802.5 is the standard protocol for token ring local area networks (LAN's) currently in use in many areas.
The IEEE 802.5 (ANSI/IEEE 1989) standard has become a widely accepted protocol for token ring local area networks.
Belkin's new Dual Rate Type 3 Media Filters comply with IBM Token Ring specifications and IEEE 802.5 standards to ensure proper network operations at 4 or 16 Mbps transmission rates.
On the other hand, IEEE 802.3 (Ethernet) and IEEE 802.5 (Token Ring) are the most common of the standard LAN protocols and are supported in the U.S.
When IBM announced a 16-Mb/s version of its token-ring network operating at four times the speed of the IEEE 802.5 token-ring standard, vendors and users cried foul.
The Apollo workstation group in thermal analysis was able to keep the IEEE 802.5 (Token Ring) LAN that it had operated by switching from Apollo's Domain upper-layer protocol to TCP/IP and installing an Apollo Etherbridge between its LAN and the newly installed prototype test LAN.
First, one node might perform some special function, like the monitor node of an IEEE 802.5 ring.
The two most common techniques are token ring (IEEE 802.5) and CSMA/CD (IEEE 802.3).
SPUs are interconnected via two types of rings: circuit rings, which carry all voice traffic and data at speeds to 56 kb/s; and the integral token-ring local-area network, which is compatible with the IEEE 802.5 draft standard foir token-passing ring networks and with the IBM Cabling System.
CXC explains that the interim implementation was chosen to minimize the technical risk of betting on an IEEE 802.5 token-ring standard.

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