Three types of network cabling Star Topology Tree Topology Linear Bus.

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  • Three types of network cablingStar TopologyTree TopologyLinear Bus

  • Star TopologyThe star topology basically has each node which is connected to a central network, hub or concentrator.Advantages Easy to install, Easy to detect faults and to remove parts, DisadvantagesRequires more cable length than a linear topology, More expensive than linear bus topologies

  • Tree TopologyA tree topology has the characteristics of a star and a linear bus topology. Tree topologies allow for the expansion of an existing networkAdvantages Point-to-point wiring for individual segments, Supported by several hardware and software venders.DisadvantagesIf the backbone line breaks, the entire segment goes down, More difficult to configure and wire than other topologies

  • Linear BusA linear bus topology consists of a main run of cable with a terminator at each endAdvantagesEasy to connect a computer or peripheral to a linear bus, Entire network shuts down if there is a break in the main cable, DisadvantagesEntire network shuts down if there is a break in the main cable, Difficult to identify the problem if the entire network shuts down


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