star topology

  

Definition

Network cabling scheme in which all nodes are individually connected to a central hub, failure of which will cause the entire network to shutdown. Also called star network. See also ring topology and tree topology.

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  • When a network is set up using a star topology configuration, all the components of the network are connected to a central "hub" which is usually the router or a switch. This can raise several issues as the technology changes and the network grows. The components within the star topology configuration will need to adapt and grow as changes happen in the future

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  • I was very interested in how the star topology system actually worked and wanted to know more about it and what the central hub was like.

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  • You should make sure that you always back up your work whenever you are working with a star topology.

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