Networks- Different Configurations (Network Topologies)

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  • Created on: 27-04-13 18:04

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 a central computer


  • Performance in one part of the network is unaffected by events elsewhere
  • Cable 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

  • In line networks…


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