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CUT6 6.4

Computers: Understanding Tech 6e 6.4

network topology The layout or pattern by which a network is organized.
bus topology A topology in which all computers and devices are linked by a single line of cable with two endpoints.
transceiver A device that sends messages along the bus in either direction.
carrier sense multiple access with collision detection (CSMA/CD) The method used in Ethernet networks, and other network types that use a logical bus, for detecting and correcting data collisions.
star topology A network topology in which multiple computers and peripheral devices are linked to a central gathering point—typically, a switch or a router—in a point-to-point configuration resembling a star.
ring topology A network topology in which there is no central hub; each computer or device is part of a circle of computers and devices.
token ring topology A ring topology in which data collision is avoided by passing a token between computers and allowing only the computer with the token to place data on the network.
token A permission that allows a computer to send data to the network on a token ring network.
mesh topology A network topology that connects multiple computers and devices to multiple computers and devices, so that many different paths exist from any one location to any other location.
hybrid topology A system that mixes topologies in a network.
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