BUS NETWORK

THE BEST BUST NETWORK DESCRIPTION IN THE WORLD

The basics

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.

Advantages And Disadvantages

  • Difficult to identify the problems if the whole network goes down.
  • It can be hard to troubleshoot individual device issues.
  • Not great for large networks.
  • Terminators are required for both ends of the main cable.
  • Additional devices slow the network down.
  • If a main cable is damaged, the network fails or splits into two.