Network Topologies
Depending upon the arrangement of nodes and links, a specific network topology is created:
  • 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.