Network Topologies

  • Created by: Olivia
  • Created on: 18-12-13 14:01

Star Networks give access to a central computer

  • Star networks are used when a large number of workstations need to be connected to a central computer such as a mainframe.
  • Each workstation is connected directly to the central computer.


  • Performance in one part of the network is unaffected by events elsewhere
  • Cale failure is less of a problem


  • Failure in the central computer causes the whole network to break down
  • Uses more cabling, so its more expensive

Line networks are the cheapest

  • In line networks (bus…


Miss Morgan


A great way to learn this information, read it through and then test yourself to make sure you understand it.  I use this technique in lessons.