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What is the advantage for Ethernet over token ring?

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Answered 2007-06-28 09:04:46

ring topology uses token ring i.e one way communication which passes the token with header and Destination address into the network.If one client in the network just disconectd from the network then the the entire network collapse. For this problem FDDI is used for fault tolorence Where as ethernet works much efficiently in packet delivering

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It is a 'token' of your affection for that person.

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