Three General Network Topologies

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Bus: All devices on a network are connected to a common central cable called a bus or backbone. Generally implemented using coaxial cable during the 1980's.The backbone functions as a shared communication

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Bead Bar DBSM RecommendationsThree General Network Topologies: OutlineBus:All devices on a network are connected to a common central cable called a bus or backbone.Generally implemented using coaxial cable during the 1980's.The backbone functions as a shared communication."Networks work best with a limited number of devices" (Network Topologies, 2007).Normally done point to pointPhoto copied and reproduced from Bus Network Topology (2007).A bus topology such Ethernet uses a single communication backbone for all devices.Devices:The most common type of network cable used for a bus topology is RG-58 thin net.Maximum of 20 network devices on a segment.Advantages:"Less expensive than a star topology due to less footage of cabling and no network hubs Good for smaller networks not requiring higher speeds" (Falls Connect, 2007).Relatively easy to install.Disadvantages:Limited in size and speed."A failure in any cable or device breaks the loop and can take down the entire network" (Network Topologies, 2007).2. Ring:Node is connected to two other nodes creating a ring.Each device processes and retransmits the signal.All devices have a cable home

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