- Network Topology
- The different way computers (and network enabled peripherals) are arranged on or
connected to a network. The most common network topologies are:
- Star. All computers are connected to a central hub.
- Ring. Each computer is connected to two others, such that starting at any one computer you can trace the connection through each computer back on the ring back to the first.
- Bus. All computers are connected to a central cable, normally termed bus or backbone.
- Tree. Group of start networks each connected to a linear bus.
These topologies can be mixed.