If a collision is detected, the device will continue the frame transmission so that the other device will have time to detect the collision. Once this has been accomplished, the device will wait a random amount of time and then listen to the wire again to se if someone else is transmitting. If not, the device will again attempt to transmit the frame.
Token ring is an alternate way of handling network communication. In Ethernet there is no way of determining when a device will transmit a frame. Token ring uses a deterministic approach. Token ring is similar to a relay race in which each runner is waiting for the baton to proceed. Token ring passes a token around the network which is used to allow a device to communicate. Only the device with the token can communicate. This prevents collisions and creates a highly efficient network.
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