Chapter 5. Network Topologies and Infrastructures

The way in which networks operate can be divided into topologies. Physical topologies describe how the devices are physically connected (this might include wireless connectivity), and logical topologies outline the traffic flow through the network.

Network Topologies

Many network topologies are in use today in various areas of a typical network. This section details the most important ones you should be aware of as a Network+ candidate.

Mesh—Mesh topology is divided into two types: the full mesh and the partial mesh. The full mesh is great because every node connects to every other node. This gives the highest degrees of reliability and availability. If one link fails, you can easily communicate ...

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