Essay on Difference is technology

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Table of Content

Conclusions     3
Mesh, Bus, Ring and Star Topologies     4
Ethernet, Token Ring, FDDI and Wireless Technology     7
Conclusions     10
Reference List     11

Introduction

     The four topology’s for networks are Mesh, Bus, Ring and Star. The different network topologies determine how data will be moved throughout the network. This paper will explain how each of these topologies is different and what advantages each one has over the other. This paper will also explain how the different topologies have disadvantages when implementing them. It is important that each
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The price of a mesh topology might not be beneficial to someone setting up a LAN or smaller network. Along with price of mesh is the complexity of mesh when the number of computers starts to increase. The complexity of mesh starts to increase after each computer is added. The other topologies are much easier to set up and less expensive to implement. The price and complexity are two disadvantages that need to be recognized when choosing a network topology.
     The second type of topology to be discussed is the bus type. The bus topology uses only one cable to connect multiple computers. Each end of the cable is terminated using a transmitter. The advantages of a bus topology are evident in its cheap cost to setup. Since it uses only one cable, bus topology is the cheapest technology to implement of the four types. The shape of the bus topology is also different from the four. It is a straight cable with computers connected at different parts of the cable. Each computer is responsible for passing on information to the next.
     The problems with a bus topology are that if a computer loses connection or is faulty, the other computers cannot receive information until it is brought back online. Along with its unreliability, bus also performs poorly when compared to the other topologies. Bus sends data along the single cable and each computer hears the

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