The computer 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. The disadvantages are that if the main cable gets damaged or fails the whole network will fail. Advantages are that it is easy to install.

Star network

In a star network each device on the network has its own cable that connects to a switch or hub. A hub sends every packet of data to every device, whereas a switch only sends a packet of data to the destination device.disidavanges are that it is very expensive to install.advantges are that if one of the cables fail all of the others will continue to work.