For this scenario I’d use a token ring. A token ring only allows transmission of data to those who are in possession of the token/packet. Mainframes allow it seems limitless users to access it at once. What I know to be true regarding files and account information is that no two people can have access to the same account at the same time. What makes the token ring ideal is the fact that since transmission cannot occur until your machine/workstation/computer is in physical possession of the token or packet it creates less traffic and less likelihood of collision because more than one user is looking to access the same account. * XYZ Technology Consultants has offices on the second, third, and fourth floors of the office building it occupies. Must the company use the Ethernet or Token Ring protocol? Explain your choice. Why is this choice appropriate?
In this scenario I would definitely use Ethernet protocol for the simple fact that it’s easier and a more logical choice in my opinion when dealing with multi-level businesses. Ethernet allows for a single cable connected to the back of a switch to then provide network access to all the computers/workstations on that particular floor when they plug into in. If a switch is placed on each floor with the wires running from a central access point to each switch it means that should one switch fail the rest of the network will remain online.