ring network


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ring network

[′riŋ ′net‚wərk]
(communications)
A communications network in which the nodes can be considered to be on a circle, about which messages must be routed. Also known as loop network.

ring network

(networking, topology)
A network topology in which all nodes are connected to a single wire in a ring or point-to-point. There are no endpoints. This topology is used by token ring networks.

Compare: bus network, star network.

ring network

A communications network that connects terminals and computers in a continuous loop.


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The goal is to create an environment that mirrors customer token ring network installations worldwide and is representative of token ring vendor development test environments.
Located within the university's Science and Engineering Research Center, the facility will mirror token ring network installations found worldwide.