A physical topology displays actual device and wiring locations to help you efficiently locate and troubleshoot devices. Physical topologies can be categorized as bus, ring, mesh, or star topologies.
A logical map of the network topology groups hosts and devices by how they use the network. A logical topology map displays hostnames, address groups, network access, and applications in use on a network.
Table 1-6 describes the features of hubs and switches.
The following key points define routers:
• Routers connect networks and route packets to their destination networks. ...