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A communications system interconnects local Area Networks (LAN's) across broadcast simplex channels. The LAN's are connected independently and transparently of protocols above the data link layer so that the system appears to the user at a station in one Local Area Network as one large single network. A bridge interconnects the LAN's across simplex channels. The bridge is constructed to permit more than two local area networks to be interconnected across simplex channels to the bridge and to provide communication between stations.

Title
Method and apparatus for bridging local area networks
Application Number
6/682061
Publication Number
4706081
Application Date
December 14, 1984
Publication Date
November 10, 1987
Inventor
Frederick J Baker
Santa Clara
CA, US
John H Hart
Campbell
CA, US
Agent
Donald C Feix
Assignee
Vitalink Communications Corporation
CA, US
IPC
H04J 3/00
H04Q 11/04
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