|Linear Bus Topology|
Above is the linear bus topology and it consists of a main run of cable with a terminator at each end. The protocol that can be used with this topology are Ethernet and LocalTalk.
For star topology, each node is connected to a hub or a connector. Similar to linear bus topology, it is applied to a protocol such as Ethernet and also LocalTalk.
As for ring topology, each of the system is connected to its respective neighbor forming a ring. However, if one of the workstations or nodes are disabled, therefore, the whole system would be disabled. FDDI (Fiber Distributed Data Interface) is one of the protocol that uses ring topology in its systems.
Tree topology combines features of linear bus and star topology. Tree topology is also known as hybrid.
Protocol is a set of rules that governs the communication between computers of the network.
Examples of protocol:
4. TCIP/WAP which is for the internet
ASYNCHRONOUS TRANSFER MODE (ATM)
- A standard switching approach constructed to unify telecommunication and computer networks.
- Uses asynchronous time-division multiplexing and it encodes data into a small and fixed-size cells compared to Ethernet protocol that uses packets or frames.
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