Ring network

By Laura Millican

Ring Network

The ring network

In a ring network each device such as a workstation, server and a printer is connected to two other devices. This creates a ring for the signals to flow around. Each bit of data in the network travels in one direction and each device will receive each bit of data in until the destination device receives it.

The advantage are that this type of network can transfer data quickly, even if there is a lot of devices connected. This is because the data only flows in one direction, so there won’t be any data collisions.

The disadvantages on this network are if the main cable or any device is faulty/ broken, then the entire network will not work.