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Animated Token Ring


Animated Token Ring

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An animated explanation of how token ring networks operate.
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Material Type: Animation
Technical Format: HTML/Text
Date Added to MERLOT: April 04, 2001
Date Modified in MERLOT: December 06, 2016
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Primary Audience: College General Ed
Mobile Compatibility: Not specified at this time
Language: English
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Avatar for debbi howard
5 years ago

debbi howard (Faculty)

While I like the visual aspect here, for me having more animation with audio would be optimal. Lots of good info there to read, however, I think it would have worked better for a visual person as a caption or audio to a more animated product.

Avatar for Dr. Judy Ann Serwatka
13 years ago

Dr. Judy Ann Serwatka (Faculty)

Since most people are visually oriented, this simulation is very useful to
illustrated how a packet actually travels through a token ring network. Network
topics are difficult to convey since what happens to data as it travels down a
wire cannot be seen. This illustration can be used to reinforce material in a
lecture on token ring networks.
Used in course

Avatar for Barbara Gaal
15 years ago

Barbara Gaal (Student)

The site is informative.

Technical Remarks:

The animated LAN has a purpose and is not just on the page because they can do

Avatar for david haring
15 years ago

david haring (Student)

This site talks about token rings and give some graphics on how they work.They
also write about Token Ring Operation using a Hub which I found intersesting.
Overall a good site on token ring.

Avatar for Martin Brown
15 years ago

Martin Brown (Student)

Excellent explanation and diagrams of the basics of Token Ring and it shows how
data is sent, received and acknowledged.

Technical Remarks:

Links are adequate but could be more resourceful.

Avatar for Scott Goult
15 years ago

Scott Goult (Student)

This site has a good animation illustrating how a token ring network works with
different architectures. This site only offers a limited amount of information,
but it does get the point across. I think this site is aimed at beginners.