internet.com
You are in the: Small Business Computing Channelarrow View Sites +
Small Business Technology
» ECommerce-Guide | Small Business Computing | Webopedia | WinPlanet |  »Close
Webopedia.com
Enter a word for a definition... ...or choose a computer category.
 
 

menu
   Home
   Term of the Day
   New Terms
   Pronunciation
   New Links
   Quick Reference
   Did You Know?
   Categories
   Tech Support
   Webopedia Jobs
   About Us
   Link to Us
   Advertising
  

talk to us
   Submit a URL
   Suggest a Term
   Report an Error

internet.com
Developer
Downloads
International
Internet Lists
Internet News
Internet Resources
IT
Linux/Open Source
Personal Technology
Small Business
Windows Technology
xSP Resources
Search internet.com
Advertise
Corporate Info
Newsletters
Tech Jobs
E-mail Offers
commerce
  Be a Commerce Partner
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

MAU
Last modified: Tuesday, October 07, 1997 

(1) Short for Media Access Unit, an Ethernet transceiver.

(2) Short for Multistation Access Unit (also abbreviated as MSAU), a token-ring network device that physically connects network computers in a star topology while retaining the logical ring structure. One of the problems with the token-ring topology is that a single non-operating node can break the ring. The MAU solves this problem because it has the ability to short out non-operating nodes and maintain the ring structure. A MAU is a special type of hub.

E-mail this definition to a colleague

Sponsored listings

KnowledgeStorm: Multistation Access Units (MAUs) - Business technology search site offering software, service, reseller and hardware information on thousands of IT solutions.


For internet.com pages about MAU . Also check out the following links!

Related Links

related categories

Networking Hardware

related terms

hub

token-ring network

transceiver


webopedia
Give Us Your
Feedback


Shopping
MAU Products
Compare Products,Prices and Stores

Shop by Category:
Sunglasses
4 Store Offers

Hard Drives
11 Model Matches

Networking Hubs and Switches
5 Model Matches

Expansion Modules
3 Model Matches



JupiterWeb networks:

internet.comearthweb.comDevx.com graphics.com

Search JupiterWeb:

Jupitermedia Corporation has three divisions:
Jupiterimages, JupiterWeb and JupiterResearch


Legal Notices, Licensing, Reprints, & Permissions, Privacy Policy.

Jupitermedia Corporate Info | Newsletters | Tech Jobs | Shopping | E-mail Offers