|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.
|Posted on Tuesday, October 9, 2001 - 6:21 am: |
from information i have found they cannot be directly connected.
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?