token ring network


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token ring network

A LAN access method that uses the token passing technology in a physical ring. Each station in the network passes the token on to the station next to it. Token Ring, FDDI and ARCNET are all token ring networks. See Token Ring, FDDI, ARCNET and token passing.
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Henley College now has a new infrastructure based on Madge Smart Ringswitch Express that provides scaling of Token Ring networks to Gigabit speeds and integration with Ethernet devices.
To help Token Ring network administrators meet the demands of increasingly sophisticated business critical applications for reliable high speed network server connections, Madge is offering a bundle of products to upgrade network server connections to 100 Mbps.
A new version of the token ring Network Bridge Program lets users locally or remotely link two network over communications lines.
The Token Ring network includes 32 Madge Smart DeskStream switches that convey increased bandwidth for the bank's desktop PCs.
The Smart DeskStream switch integrates easily into existing Token Ring networks and brings the benefits of desktop switching such as increased network productivity, manageability and security.