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Give me a quick Token Ring tutorial please...

Posted on 2000-03-06
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I'm trying to setup NT Terminal Server with 2 NIC's. One segment will have a regular ethernet network, and the other segment will have a token ring network. I get errors with the Token Ring card saying that it needs a unique LAA number. What is that? It also says that it could not open onto the ring because it may not be running at the correct mode. I am so unfamiliar with Token Ring and it's specs. Please advise.
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by:CoolAss
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Please describe how you have the Token Ring nic hooked to the token ring network.

(Ie, medium (rj-45, coax?), setup (MAU?))
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by:CoolAss
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BTW,

Token ring addresses are either locally administered or universally administered. Locally administered addresses (LAAs) are assigned by a local manager and universally administered addresses are assigned by a standards organization. Locally administered addresses are designated by bit one set to 1 in byte zero of the destination address field.
 
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by:ntguru
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It would be by RJ-45 cable
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by:CoolAss
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And is that rj-45 cable connected to a MAU?

What kind of TR card is it?
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by:ntguru
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Yes, and it's a Madge (ISA)
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by:CoolAss
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You should be able to assign a unique LAA in the network control panel.

Check this control panel to make sure that you have the correct settings.

Also, make sure you have a routing table setup and IP Forwarding is on so that packets can be passed between segments.
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by:Tim Holman
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Do you have a TR network up and running ?
What speed is it - 4 or 16 ?

Here's a reasonable FAQ :

http://www.rdlab.carnet.hr/NetLab/faq/tring.html
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http://www.faqs.org/faqs/LANs/token-ring-faq/

is probably better - easier to read.
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