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Local Area Network (LAN) Network of users that share computer resources in a limited area
Protocol Set of rules established for users to exchange information
Topology Architecture of a network
Token Ring Topology A network topology configured in a logical ring that complements the token passing protocol.
Token Passing A technique where an electrical token circulates around a network— control of the token enables the user to gain access to the network.
IEEE Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, one of the major standards-setting bodies for technological development.
Deterministic Access to the network is provided at fixed time intervals
Token Ring Hub A hub that manages the passing of the token in a Token Ring network
Bus Topology The computers share the media (coaxial cable) for data transmission
Star topology The most common networking topology in today's LANs where all networking devices connect to a central switch or hub
Hub Broadcasts the data it receives to all devices connected to its ports.
Multiport Repeater Another name for a hub.
Broadcast Transmission of data by a hub to all devices connected to its ports.
Switch Forwards a frame it receives directly out the port associated with its destination address.
Ports The physical input/output interfaces to the networking hardware.
Mesh Topology All networking devices are directly connected to each other
Created by: sport54