The Design Of Network Topology

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Design of Network Topology
Pravalika Reddy Podduturi
Virginia International University

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Pravalika Reddy Podduturi, Department of Computer Science, Virginia International University. pravpodd@campus.viu.edu Abstract
According to the book ‘Top down network design’ by Priscilla, and research by Pandya supports that a network is a group of devices connected together. There are many types of computer networks like, local area network (LAN), wide area network (WAN), campus area network (CAN), home area network (HAN), metropolitan-area network (MAN). Topology is the geometric arrangement of the computer system. The common topologies are bus, star, ring, mesh etc. Network topology refers to the physical or logical layout of a network. It defines the way different nodes are placed and interconnected with each other. Network topology describes how the data is transferred between these nodes. There are two types of network topologies: physical and logical. Physical topology emphasizes the physical layout of the connected devices and nodes, while the logical topology focuses on the pattern of data transfer between network nodes. This paper investigates how different types of topologies work, its advantages and disadvantages.
Keywords: Hierarchical network topology, bus, ring, mesh, tree and star topologies.

Design of Network Topology
In the book ‘Top down network design’ by Priscilla, the author says, to meet the customer’s goal, designing a network
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