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There is one of the most commonly used computer network topologies – bus network topology. Bus networks are well known for their nodes being located in a shape of a bus. The way such networks look reminds of a bus as the nodes in it are connected to one common linear, which is called a bus.

In this diagram of a form of a bus everyone can clearly see both the linear, the nodes and them directly connected to that linear.

There is a host on a bus, which is called a “Station”. It can also be called as a “Workstation”. Every of the “stations” or “workstations” receive all of the network traffic which is generated by each of such stations and has equal transmission priority. The nodes in such topology transmit the data at the same time as they work simultaneously by using the so called media access control technology. The example of such media access control technology can be a carrier sense multiple access as well as a bus master.

There are many advantages of such bus network topology, as it is always very simple to connect a computer or peripheral to a linear bus and it always requires less cable length than a star topology, which results in lower costs of having such topology. Also bus network topology within networks are simpler to extend by joining cable with connector or repeater. Any of the existing bus network topologies work better for small networks which can be also a disadvantage in case yours is quite large. Other disadvantages are: large amount of packet collisions on one network which results in high amounts of packet loss and the possibility of the network to be shut down in case there is a break in the main cable or in case one of the T connectors breaks. But, again, the good thing is that in this topology data being transferred may be accessed by any workstation.

There are two types of the bus network topologies, one of which is a “Linear bus” one. This type of network topology is the one where all of the nodes of the entire network are connected to one common transmission with only two endpoints. In this type of bus topology all of the data transmitted between nodes is transmitted over this common transmission medium and it is able to be received by all nodes at the same time. Another type of bus network topology is called “Distributed bus”. This type of network topology is the one, where all of the network nodes are connected to one common transmission medium and where this transmission medium has more, than two endpoints, which are created by adding the branches to the main section of the transmission medium.

If you work in IT or you, for some reason, want to illustrate the way bus network topology looks like and you want to make this drawing look truly professional, then you might spend long hours trying to create it yourself. Although, there is another option. If you find the right software to be able to use it in order to create such great looking, smart, professional bus network topology diagram, then it can be much simpler to finish with your drawing and so quicker.

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You can always use it to draw the physical and logical network topology diagrams for wired and wireless computer communication networks, including the “Linear bus” and the “Distributed bus”.

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Bus Network Topology

Pic. 1. Bus Network Topology

Use it to draw the physical and logical network topology diagrams for wired and wireless computer communication networks.

Pic. 2. Bus Network Topology Diagram

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