Depending upon the arrangement of nodes and links, a specific
- Mesh networks. Networks where there are at least two
nodes with two or more links between them.
- Hub-and-spoke networks. Networks where peripheral nodes
are connected to a central node; the hub.
- Linear networks. Networks where there is only one link
between each node pairs and where each nodes has a maximum of two links.
- Tree networks. Networks that are converging to one node from
a hierarchy of other nodes.