Network Topologies


  • Topology refers to the way in which the network of computers is connected.
  • The choice of topology is dependent upon type and number of software and hardware used, rate of data transfer required, response time, and cost of the network.
  • Topology can also be defined as the geometrically interconnection pattern by which the stations are connected using suitable transmission media.
  • Each topology is used for specific tasks and has its own advantages and disadvantages.

Network Topology:

Types of network topologies that are used-

  1. Mesh Topology
  2. Bus Topology
  3. Star Topology
  4. Ring Topology
  5. Tree Topology