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Bus or Linear Topology



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Bus topology uses a backbone cable or drawing and all devices are connected with this.

In other words, you can say that the bus topology consists of a single length of the transmission medium normally coaxial cable onto which the various nodes are attached.

The bus or linear topology is used in traditional data communication network where the host at one end of the bus communicates with several terminals attached along its length.

The transmission from any station travels the length of the bus, in both directions, and can be received by all the other stations. The bus has terminators at either end which absorb the signal, removing it from the bus.

In bus top, there is a use of t-connectors, and there is its terminator connected at the end of this.

At earlier time, there was a thin net and thick net also called 10base-2 and 10base-5, uses this technique and that was so popular. In this type of technique, there was a use of coaxial cable.

Advantages of Bus Topology

Below are some main advantages of using the Bus topology:

Disadvantages of Bus topology

Below are some main disadvantages of using the Bus topology:


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