Network Topologies

Bus,Ring and Star

Bus Network

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Advantages and disadvantages for the BUS topology

Advantages

Its not hard to install

Its quite cheap

the first computers get the data quickly.

Disadvantages

It uses a lot of cable/wires

The data slows down as it continues along the line.

RING NETWORK

Ring Network

the ring network is organized in a loop and the information flows in one direction.
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Advantages and Disadvantages

Advantages

it all flows in one direction

the data passes easily between the computers.

Disadvantages

the information has to around all monitors until it reaches the right one

if one computer breaks it will break the connection

Star Network

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Star Topology

Advantages

the network can't be broken if one computer breaks

all the computers are connected to the data

Disadvantages

the network isn't as fast

the data travels through the computers separately.