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MAU's

Discussion in 'Network+' started by Boycie, May 28, 2005.

  1. Boycie
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    Boycie Senior Beer Tester

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    Hi,

    Am I right in my thinking that an MAU can either by-pass a node totally like an Ethernet equivelent hub or does it make the token go back the other way thus reaching the other side the long way :rolleyes:
     
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  2. drum_dude

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    You got me there Boyce...Apart from reading a bit about MAUs in for the N+ I have never come across one in real life!

    Sorry that I can't help you.
     
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  3. tripwire45
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    tripwire45 Zettabyte Poster

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    You've got me on that one. I believe that the token travels only in one direction in the logical ring but I don't recall if a particular workstation can be deliberately bypassed. I tried Googling "token ring mau tutorial" and came up with a bunch of links. I'm posting two below, but you may just have to do some research to find the answer to your question. Good luck.

    http://www.comptechdoc.org/independent/networking/guide/nettokenring.html

    http://support.intel.com/support/tokenexpress/sb/cs-012004.htm
     
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  4. Phoenix
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    Phoenix 53656e696f7220 4d6f64

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    as far as im aware theres no skipping of nodes
    an MSAU could close the loop if no node was attached, thus not requirng all ports to be populated, but if a nodes open the loop requires the packet to traverse up and down each wire (this is pretty fast so its very rarely referred to as 'the long way round' :P
     
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  5. Boycie
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    Boycie Senior Beer Tester

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    Thanks for the input guys :cheers
     
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