Media Access Unit


(MAU or Multistation Access Unit, MSAU) In a Token Ring network, a device to attach multiple network stations in a star topology, internally wired to connect the stations into a logical ring. The MAU contains relays to short out nonoperating stations. Multiple MAUs can be connected into a larger ring through their Ring In/Ring Out connectors.

Last updated: 1997-05-27

Nearby terms:

Media Access ControlMedia Access UnitMedia ConverterMedia Gateway Control Protocol

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