Workstation wants to transmit some data
- Listens to see if anyone else is transmitting, if it is all clear then...
- Data is transmitted onto the communications channel
- Workstation listens to its own message to see if there was a collision
- No collision? then process finished
- If there is a collision, workstation waits a random period of time then returns to step 1.
The Basic Networking Virtual Lecture by L.Scott Freudenthal