The web keeping you on the web
What keeps a network going?
Ring Topology [The useless one]
The network has many drawbacks, if one bit of the line breaks, or one client, the whole network is broken! The data sent in the network will also not take the most direct route, for example, the computer on the far right, sending to far left, or to the computer at the top, would have to send the data round most of the ring!
Bus Topology [The slightly less useless one]
The Bus Topology uses a single line to connect all clients.
|------------[ ]---[ ]-----[ ]--------|
If one bit in the line breaks, then the whole line is down.