What is the difference between Token Ring and Ethernet?

Q.  What is the difference between Token Ring and Ethernet?
- Published on 19 Oct 15

a. Ethernet network interface cards cannot operate on a passive hub but Token ring can operate on a passive hub.
b. Ethernet does have an access for priority system but Token ring doesn't have any access for priority system on the token.
c. Ethernet supports a direct cable connection while Token ring doesn't support a direct cable connection as it requires additional hardware and software to operate on a direct cable connection setup.
d. Ethernet can support MAC address. Token ring cannot support MAC address.

ANSWER: Ethernet supports a direct cable connection while Token ring doesn't support a direct cable connection as it requires additional hardware and software to operate on a direct cable connection setup.
 

    Discussion

  • Prajakta Pandit   -Posted on 16 Oct 15


      Token Ring :

      - In token ring, each node contains a repeater that receives bits from one of the two links and transmits them on the other.

      - It receives messages by copying bits as they pass by .

      - Every token ring network is built in a star topology.

      - The network is physically wired with all nodes connecting to a device called a Multistation Access Unit (MSAU) in a star topology.

      - It provides a priority system that allow administrator to designate specific stations.

      - Multiple identical MAC addresses are supported on Token ring.

      - A token passing is a Media Access Control, or MAC protocol which determines how stations transmit data to the network.

      - MAC is a very low level protocol built into every token ring device and operates automatically, with no user setup required.

      - Token ring doesn't support a direct cable connection as it requires additional hardware and software to operate on a direct cable connection setup.

      Ethernet :

      - Ethernet is a main part of computer networking technologies for Local Area Networks (LANs) and Metropolitan Area Networks (MANs).

      - Ethernet supports a direct cable connection.

      - Ethernet competed with two largely proprietary systems, token ring and token bus. Because ethernet is able to adopt twisted pair wiring.

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