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Benefits of a ring topology

Discussion in 'Network+' started by Boycie, May 31, 2005.

  1. Boycie
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    Boycie Senior Beer Tester

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    So far I have got:

    Easy to troubleshoot- A station will know when a cable fault has occured because it will stop receiving traffice from it's upstream neigbour.

    Degrades gracefully. Network traffic gradually slows down when busy opposed to ethernet which grounds to a halt.

    Anybody got any others?
     
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  2. Jakamoko
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    Jakamoko On the move again ...

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    Minimal hardware requirement.
     
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  3. Boycie
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    Boycie Senior Beer Tester

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    Cheers Gav. Of course no hubs, switches etc :biggrin
     
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  4. tripwire45
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    tripwire45 Zettabyte Poster

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    Timing is extremely predictable since the token's circuit around the ring occurs at precise intervals.
     
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  5. Boycie
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    Boycie Senior Beer Tester

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    Oh, that's another :D

    I have also realised that although token ring sounds painfully slow compared to csma it degrades gracefully :biggrin
     
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  6. Phoenix
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    Phoenix 53656e696f7220 4d6f64

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    um, although bandwidth at its current standards is less, i understood token ring to have lower latency than its CSMA/CD equivilent?

    could be wrong
     
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