Network topolgies

The ring network

The ring network

In a ring network each device (workstation, server, printer) is connected to two other devices, this forms a circle/ ring for the signals to travel around each device. Each document of data on the network travels in a one way direction and each device receives each document in turn until the destination device receives it.


This type of network can transfer data quickly, even if there are a large number of devices connected because the data only flows in one direction, so there won’t be any data collisions.


If the main cable fails or any device is faulty then the whole network will fail

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