Wednesday, May 30, 2012


This one, is a lil bit nice. It's about topologies; how the wiring/computers are arranged. Who would've guessed that it's important too?  :)

Here's a brief yet exlaining-it-all mind-map for topologies:

These are the examples of topologies~

There are many types of topology but for now, we had learned few of them:
  • Linear bus
  • Star
  • Ring
  • Tree
    Linear bus topology consists of a main run cable with terminator at each end. In this type of topology, the nodes are connected to linear cable. The Ethernet and LocalTalk networks usually use this type of topology.

    Star topology connecting each nodes directly to a central network hub or concentrator. The data on a star networking will passes through the hub or the concentrator. These hub and concentrator are also known as repeater for the data flow.

    Now, let see how the ring topology works. Each of the system in ring topology is connected to its respective neighbour thus forming a ring. On the diagram above, we can see how all the nodes are connected in a form of circular motion. The ring topology does not require termination because all nodes connected in a loop, which means no beginning and no end point.

    The tree topology is a combination of star topology that connected to a linear bus backbone cable. It is also known as hybrid. This type of topology will allows the expansion of an existing network.
    So, that's it for topologies. A lil bit confusing, but understandable~  :)


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