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Chapter 6, Problem 2RQ
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Define the term “network topology,” and identify three common network topologies in use today.

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Network topology:

  • The shape or structure of a network is called as network topology that includes the planning of the communication links and hardware devices on the network.
  • The signal types, transmission rates, distance between devices and physical interconnection may differ between networks, but they may all have the same topology.

Three network topology:

The three most common types of network topology are:

  • Star topology
  • Mesh topology
  • Bus topology

Star topology:

  • It contains single central hub, while all of computers or nodes are connected to central hub.
  • Communicate with any computer but communication takes place only through common hub.
  • Failure in one computer does not affect the performance of the network.
  • Source can send the data to the destination directly to the central hub...

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