Network Topology Solutions
Choosing the Most Suitable Network Topology
In a mesh network, all devices are essentially connected to each other, meaning that if one node fails, your network won’t be affected. Mesh networks are often the most expensive option, but they’re ideal for large companies that want to minimise redundancy and maximise bandwidth speeds.
In a star network, all devices are connected to a central computer, but not to each other, meaning all data must pass through the central hub. On the one hand, this means one problematic device won’t harm your entire network, but a problem with the central computer could cause downtime.
In this network, the bus refers to one cable, which every device in the network is connected to. One break in the main wire can cause problems, but bus networks are affordable and often suitable for small companies.
In a ring network, there is no central hub; all nodes are connected in a closed loop, meaning each node is connected to two other nodes. Any data transferred passes through each node.
Tree networks rely on a central hub. While a problem with the central hub can lead to network failures, tree networks are often useful for large organisations that need to create smaller, interconnected networks that are easy to manage.
Contact King Computer to Perfect Your Network
At King Computer, our highly skilled and qualified IT technicians have the required knowledge to examine your network and offer recommendations that could help you improve productivity and data security while reducing your running costs. We’ll make sure your network lets you operate at 100% efficiency, enabling you to gain an edge over the competition.
As you can see from above, you need to take a lot of factors into consideration when installing or replacing your network. If you need any advice or would like to book a consultation, we encourage you to give us a call.