- 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.
Types of network topologies that are used-
- Mesh Topology
- Bus Topology
- Star Topology
- Ring Topology
- Tree Topology