Network Topology

The term topology in computer field means the way in which the computers in a network are inter-connected.

Network topology definitions
The pattern in which the computers or various hardware elements are connected in a computer network(mostly LAN) is called a network topology.

The network topologies can be physical or logical. Physical topology refers to the physical shape or design structure of a network including the nodes, devices and cables. Logical topology refers to how data is transferred or exchanged between computers within the network. Generally, the term network topology refers to the physical topology.

Various types of topologies

  1. Line Topology
  2. Bus Topology
  3. Ring Topology
  4. Star Topology
  5. Tree/Hierarchical Topology
  6. Mesh Topology
  7. Fully Connected Topology
  8. Hybrid Topology
Network Topology