Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Network topologyNetwork topology

  1. The network topology defines the way in which computers, printers, and other devices are connected, physically and logically. A network topology describes the layout of the wire and devices as well as the paths used by data transmissions.

Network topology has two types:

  • Physical
  • logical

Commonly used topologies include:

  • Bus
  • Star
  • Tree (hierarchical)
  • Linear
  • Ring
  • Mesh
    • partially connected
    • fully connected (sometimes known as fully redundant)

The network topologies mentioned above are only a general representation of the kinds of topologies used in computer network and are considered basic topologies

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