Network Topologies - Research Article from Macmillan Science Library: Computer Sciences

This encyclopedia article consists of approximately 4 pages of information about Network Topologies.
This section contains 938 words
(approx. 4 pages at 300 words per page)
Buy the Network Topologies Encyclopedia Article

Mesh, Star, Tree, Bus, Ring

Mesh Topology.

In a mesh topology, every node has a dedicated point-to-point link to every other node which requires n(n–1)/2 links to connect n nodes. This is the original way the telephone network started in major East Coast U.S. cities. Before long the sky was not visible on certain downtown intersections due to the amount of overhead wire! The mesh topology allows for robustness in presence of faults since the loss of links or nodes can be routed around due to the amount of connectivity. However, this comes at the cost of complex network management due to the number of links and expensive resource usage since each n node must have n–1 ports to connect in the mesh.

Star Topology.

In a star topology, each node has a dedicated point-to-point link to a central hub. If one node...

(read more)

This section contains 938 words
(approx. 4 pages at 300 words per page)
Buy the Network Topologies Encyclopedia Article
Copyrights
Macmillan Science Library: Computer Sciences
Network Topologies from Macmillan Science Library: Computer Sciences. Copyright © 2001-2006 by Macmillan Reference USA, an imprint of the Gale Group. All rights reserved.
Follow Us on Facebook