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Posted on Tuesday, October 9, 2001 - 4:07 am:   

can I connect two Tokenring network computers through a cross cable, just like we do with Eathernet computers.
V (Vera)
Posted on Tuesday, October 9, 2001 - 6:21 am:   


from information i have found they cannot be directly connected.

taken from

Can two Token Ring stations be directly attached?

· Unlike Ethernet stations, Token Ring stations cannot be directly attached with a cross-over
(null) cable. Because of the process required for inserting a token into a ring, a
loop-back process must complete and phantom voltage must exist on a wire for a relay
to open. A MAU (multistation access unit) must be used to directly connect two workstations. However, some
Token Ring switches allow a station to directly connect to a switch. This Direct Token
Ring (DTR) connection is a non-standard method of connecting a switch and a
workstation onto a single ring. This non-standard DTR connectivity does not allow for
two workstations to be directly connected.

another source to get an idea of how token ring functions

hope this helps
Posted on Friday, January 11, 2002 - 6:17 am:   

i got my hands on a madge Smart 16/4 AT Plus Card. It has a network cable jack on the card. Is it posssible to use this card as a network adapter somehow.? I have tried about 50 mgs of drivers and progs but with no success. And can sum1 please tell me what a token ring is?

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