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Multistation Access Unit A Multistation Access Unit (MAU) is a special type of hub used for token ring networks. The word "hub" is used most often in relation to Ethernet networks, and MAU only refers to token ring networks. On the outside, the MAU looks like a hub. It connects to multiple network devices, each with a separate cable. Unlike a hub that uses a logical bus topology over a physical star, the MAU uses a logical ring topology over a physical star. When the MAU detects a problem with a connection, the ring will beacon. Because it uses a physical star topology, the MAU can easily detect which port the problem exists on and close the
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  • Fall '09
  • Prof.DaronAcemoglu
  • Star Network, Network topology, Multistation Access Unit

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