- 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:
Commonly used topologies include:
- Tree (hierarchical)
- 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