How do information bits differ from overhead bits?
. Are stop bits necessary in asynchronous transmission?
Explain by using a diagram.
. During the 1990s, there was intense competition between two technologies (10-Mbps Ethernet and
16-Mbps token ring) for the LAN market. Ethernet was promoted by a consortium of vendors,
whereas token ring was primarily an IBM product, even though it was standardized. Ethernet won,
and no one talks about token ring anymore. Token ring used a hub-polling-based approach. Outline a
number of reasons why Ethernet might have won.
Hint: The reasons were both technical and business