This applet allows you to visualize how transmission time and propagation delay effect CSMA/CD. The applet uses a bus topology (such as with 10Base2) as opposed to a star topology (although similar effects occur with a star topology). The applet assumes a propagation speed of 2*108 meters/sec.
Set the parameters: bus length, frame size, and transmission rate.
Click on Start.
Click on stations to generate packets.