What isshared media LAN

A shared media LAN is a type of local area network that allows multiple transmitting stations to access it simultaneously. While other networks such as Token Ring and FDDI were previously used, Ethernet is now the primary example of this type of LAN.

In the past, when shared media LANs were unable to effectively serve their users, they were upgraded by swapping out their network hubs for switches.

FAQ

  • What is a shared media LAN?
  • A shared media LAN is a type of network where multiple transmitting stations can access it at the same time.

  • What example of a shared media LAN is commonly used today?
  • Ethernet is now the primary example of a shared media LAN.

  • How were shared media LANs previously upgraded?
  • Shared media LANs were previously upgraded by swapping out their network hubs for switches.

Overall, a shared media LAN creates a more efficient and accessible network for multiple transmitting stations to access with Ethernet being the current most popular example. If the network becomes unable to support all of its users, upgrading to switches can greatly improve its performance.

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