A local area network (LAN) topology in which the medium forms a loop to which workstations are attached. Data is transmitted in a simplex form from one station, normally employing a token-passing. - RJ # connector. A four-wire modular connector used for telephone and modem connection. RJ-45 is the larger 8-wire modular connector used for 10BaseT Ethernet.
A network cabling configuration in which each system is connected in a series, forming a closed loop.
In a ring topology, the network nodes are connected in a closed loop. Information is passed sequentially between active stations, and each one examines or copies the data and finally returns it to the originating station, which removes it from the network.