How To Build Network Topologies

A network topology is the arrangement of devices in a computer or telecommunication network. It can be physical, made up of cables and nodes, or logical, consisting of virtual connections between data centers and other computing resources. The physical topology refers to the layout of cabling, which often follows design guidelines for optimal performance and reliability.

Bus Topology

  • Bus topology is a network topology in which all the devices are connected to a single cable.
  • The devices are connected to the cable at different points.
  • The most common type of bus topology is a twisted pair cable.

Ring Topology

A ring topology is a type of network topology in which each node is connected to two other nodes. The simplest form of ring topology is the unidirectional ring, but there are also bidirectional rings and multi-ring structures that can be configured as either broadcast or non-broadcast multiaccess (NBMA).

When connecting …