Network Topologies

networks

Bus network

In a bus network all the workstations, servers and printers are joined to one cable (the bus). At each end of the cable a terminator is fitted to stop signals reflecting back down the bus.

advantages

easy to install

cheap to install as it actually doesn't require much cable.

Disadvantages

If the main cable fails or gets damaged the whole network will fail

as more workstations are connected the performance of the network will become slower because of data collisions

every workstation on the network "sees" all of the data on the network – this

is a security risk

Big image

eve gallagher