a type of network device used on token ring networks
See multi-station access unit.
Multi Station Access Unit. The central connection point in a Token Ring network. Often mentioned as MAU.
A wiring concentrator on a Token Ring network that allows devices, typically eight to 12 Token Ring stations, to be connected to the ring. Relays in the MAU ensure the integrity of the network when devices are attached or removed. A Managed Multi-Port/Multi-Station Access Unit has built-in network management support.
A device that enables workstations on a LAN to be cabled in a star configuration. Also known as a Token Ring hub.
multistation access unit. Wiring concentrator to which all end stations in a Token Ring network connect. The MSAU provides an interface between these devices and the Token Ring interface of, for example, a Cisco 7000 TRIP. Sometimes abbreviated MAU.