Bus network information
What is a bus network
A bus network is an arrangement in a local area network (LAN) in which each node (workstation or other device) is connected to a main cable or link called the bus. The illustration shows a bus network with five nodes. Each node is shown as a sphere, the bus appears as a heavy horizontal line, and connections to the bus appear as vertical lines.
- Entire network shuts down if there is a break in the main cable
- Terminators are required at both ends of the backbone cable
- Difficult to identify the problem if the entire network shuts down
- Not meant to be used as a stand-alone solution in a large building
- It is slow when more devices are added into the network
- If a main cable is damaged then network will fail or be split into two networks
- Easy to connect a computer or peripheral to a linear bus
- Requires less cable length than a star topology
- It works well for small networks.