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i am trying to understand

i am trying to understand

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now.. i am assuming that a high BW requirement for desktop users in a large environment would NOT want to implement token ring.. for the fact that you are limited to 16mbs and you have to wait for a token..

now am i correct.. that token ring is for a more less priority BW environment were users do more "light" work on there workstations??

i understand that its great because there are NO collisions on a token ring network.. well..VERY VERY few.. as compared to an Ethernet network..
 

RE: i am trying to understand

Back in the day, token ring was the preferred way to network, for all the reasons you listed.  Its competition was 10 mbps ethernet, and not even switched ethernet, all hubs.  If youv'e ever spent time on a crowded ethernet network on a hub and then go to token ring network, of course token ring will seem faster.  Its just a better management of bandwidth.  

The fact that you have to wait for a token, does not delay your network access (ok technically it does until you get the token, but it was never noticable to me, TR networks seem just as responsive as ethernet)

The fact of the matter is that once 100 mbps ethernet came out and the usage of ethernet switches became more popular, the writing was on the wall for token ring.  This solved the biggest complaint of ethernet.  Token ring does have specs for 100 mbps and I think gigabit token ring, but it was just too late since everyone was hooked already of cheap ethernet.  

Everyone already has or is in the process of converting their token ring to ethernet.  To deploy a new installation of token ring is idiotic these days and not much business sense.  

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