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Ring or Circular Topology



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In Ring topology, our devices are connected together in circular form.

In Ring topology, each node is connected to two and only two neighbouring nodes. Data is accepted from one of the neighbouring nodes and then is transmitted onwards to another.

Therefore, data travels in one direction only, from node to node around the ring. After passing through each node, it returns to the sending node, which removes it.

Important - Data passed through rather than travels past each node means that the signal may be amplified before being repeated on the outward channel

The technology uses the ring topology:

Advantages of Ring Topology

Here are the list of some advantages of using the ring topology:

Disadvantages of Ring Topology

Here are the list of some disadvantages of using the ring or circular topology:


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