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Re: Fw: Token ring network
Well, i suppose you could build some kind of 2 port MAU by disecting an
8228 or something.. But that would be rather time consuming and if you do
it wrong, could possibly be injuring....
On Sun, 12 Apr 1998, Mike Eckhoff wrote:
> They guy would be absolutely correct. The only token passing system that
> I know of that you can hook directly to each other would be ArcNet.
> On Sun, 12 Apr 1998, Marco Shaw wrote:
> > I'm sending a news article to this list for you guys to read. This guy says
> > that 2 computers networked via crossover cable won't work if you're using
> > token ring.
> > Any comments?
> > Marco
> > >Marco Shaw (firstname.lastname@example.org) wrote:
> > >: I would like to setup a two computer network with token ring cards. I
> > >: don't want to invest in a hub, so I'm wondering if token rings can be
> > >: connected via a crossover cable like ethernet cards can?
> > >
> > >Token ring needs somebody to distribute the tokens. It's not a
> > >point-to-point network. Very master/slave - i.e. the IBM way.
> > >
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> > <--author's name removed-->