Networks can be described in terms of their physical layout, called a topology.  A network’s topology will often determine the characteristics of the network, whether it broadcasts data or communicates point-to-point, whether it will have unidirectional or bidirectional communication, how many end stations can be attached to it and many other factors.  The logical topology will determine which end stations attached to it operate in discrete units and how data will be exchanged.

 

Physical Network Topologies

  • Point-to-Point
  • Bus
  • Ring
  • Star
  • Mesh

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