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Question by vee
Submitted on 2/25/2004
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what are the disadvantages of the token ring

Answer by daler
Submitted on 8/20/2004
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its very slow


Answer by jileshcb
Submitted on 10/29/2006
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1) If the token gets lost or corrupted then the network becomes unusable.
2) Invloves complicated protocols for managing the n/w and recovering from the errors. Traffic associated with these protocols has higher bandwidth overhead than required for CSMA.
3)Cabling and network hardware may be more expensive for token passing n/w than for CSMA/CD.


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