First post, by daibido1123
So I am in the middle of moving my family and I to a new place, and for once, I will have a room for my office that I will not need to share the space with. So I am planning to set up all my old systems, and I have network hardware for all of them. Sadly not all use the same Network standards. Some use ARCNET, some use ECONET, some use Token Ring, and some use Coax Ethernet(Thin net and Thick net). I am already setting up a Turing Pi Docker machine for RetroNAS, a Firewall for this part of my home LAN(due to the old protocols being a sign that says "HACK ME!"), Network Translating Switch, and as my Asterisk VoIP box(Which also helps old machines use dial-up if needed). So setting up a VM on it to handle Network Maqurading to allow everything to talk to each other is no issue.
Now we come to the crux of my question. I know that with the Coax Ethernet and the IBM Token system, a Ring LAN Topology is doable(IBM Token being required) and is my Retro section of the LAN; I am planning The Turing Box to function as the Start/End of the Ethernet Ring and the Token Ring. What I can not find information on is regarding ARCNET and ECONET, if I can configure them in a Ring Topology in terms of the wiring of the Network, as I could with Ethernet or The Token Ring MAU units. So is it possible to wire the ARCNET and ECONET LANs into a ring?
I am asking this because I am wanting these machines on their respective LANs to have the best communication between them, especially if I plan on having friends over for Network Multiplayer fun, as well as for when I do file transfers from and to the RetroNAS storage.
Thanks for all your time on such a dumb and rambly long-winded question.
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