Difference between Token Bus Network and Token Ring Network

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Token Bus Network

The token bus network is a network protocol used to transmit data. In a token bus network, a virtual ring is formed between nodes/stations and token is transferred from one station to another in a sequential manner. Each node in the token bus network knows the successor and predecessor address and can transmit data if it has the token.

Token Ring Network

A token ring network is similar to the token bus network but it works around the physical ring instead of a virtual ring. A token is passed from one node to another in a sequential manner and each node can transfer data when it has the token.

The following are some of the important differences between Token Bus Network and the Token Ring Network.

Sr. No.KeyToken Bus NetworkToken Ring Network
1Ring TypeIn the Token Bus network, token rotates within a virtual ring of nodes.In the Token Ring network, token rotates within an actual ring of nodes.
2UsageToken Bus network is used in large factories.A token ring network is used in offices.
3IEEE StandardToken Bus Network is part of IEEE 802.4 standards.Token Ring Network is part of IEEE 802.5 standards.
4Bandwidth CapacityToken Bus network provides high bandwidth.Token Ring network bandwidth is lesser as compared to Token Bus network bandwidth.
5Network TopologyToken Bus network uses Bus topology.Token Ring network uses Star topology.
6Maximum Response TimeThe maximum time to reach the last station in the Token Bus network is not easy to calculate.The maximum time to reach the last station in the Token Ring network can be calculated easily.


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Published on 16-Apr-2020 06:24:00
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