bus network

ICT topologys

the bus network

The bus network is one of the simplest networks to set up. A single cable joins all of the workstations together, printer, file server and other components in a certain formation.


  • easy to install
  • easy to add other work stations
  • uses less cable than the star network
  • best choice for temporary networks


  • if there is a problem with the centre cable the whole network goes down
  • If there are a lot of workstations on the network, data can travel slowly
  • Data collisions can happen as the network becomes busy
  • Low security - every workstation can see all of the data in the network
  • Limited cable length and a maximum number of workstations
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