Ring Topology

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What is a ring topology

In a Ring Topology, all of the computers are connected in a circle/ring shape. The information goes from one computer to another until it reaches the designated computer. The Ring Topology is also known as the Ring Network.

Advantages/disadvantages

Advantages

  • It's fairly simple because all of the data is going in the same direction.
  • Extra computers can be added easily without data collisions.

Disadvantages

  • If one of the computers is turned off, the whole network wont work.
  • If a cable breaks, the whole topology will crash.
  • If there is a problem, it will be very hard to identify.