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How to Draw a Computer Network Diagrams

How to Draw a Computer Network Diagrams

ConceptDraw PRO enhanced with popular Computer Network Diagrams solution from Computer and Networks area of ConceptDraw Solution Park is a powerful vector graphics and computer network diagramming software. It includes templates, samples and 7 libraries with predesigned vector objects of computer network devices, computer peripheral devices, network hardware, external digital devices, internet symbols, logical symbols, to help IT professionals easily visualize network equipment, to draft and present computer and network installations. It assists create easy and even instantly Computer Network Diagrams of various types and complexity, design Wireless Network Schemes, Network Topologies Diagrams, Computer Network System Designs. The list of five the most popular practical applications of Computer Network Diagrams solution includes documentation, presentations, training, workflows, education. A represented video How to Draw a Computer Network Diagram will help to realize effectively your computer network design process. Read more

Network Topology

Network topology describes a way of organizing the physical connectivity of computers and other network components. All networks are built based on basic topologies: bus, star, ring, mesh. The basic topologies themselves are not complicated, but in practice we often face with their complex combinations. A particular choice of one or another topology affects the composition of necessary network equipment, opportunity of network expansion and method of network management. Bus topology is widespread and the most simple, it uses a single cable along which are connected all computers. In Star topology each computer is connected by a separate cable to common hub device located in a center of network. In networks with Ring topology, the data are transmitted around the ring from one computer to another, usually in one direction. In Mesh networks, only the computers with intensive data exchange are connected. ConceptDraw PRO software extended with powerful tools of solutions included to Computer and Networks area, contributes to high-quality design Network Topology Diagrams of different types. Read more

Local area network (LAN). Computer and Network Examples

Local Area Network (LAN) is a network which consists of computers and peripheral devices connected each other and to the local domain server, and covers a little territory or small number of buildings, such as home, school, laboratory, office, etc. LAN serves for few hundreds of users. It includes many cables and wires, and demands to design previously a Network diagram. All local area network devices can use the shared printers and disk storage. ConceptDraw PRO is a perfect network diagramming software with examples of LAN Diagrams, templates and predesigned vector objects. ConceptDraw PRO is the ideal choice for network engineers and network designers who need to draw fast and easy Local Area Network Diagrams, for IT specialists, developers and other IT professionals which need to visualize the communication schemes of LAN and visually document the LAN's physical structure and arrangement in houses, offices and other buildings. Ready-to-use vector objects from Computer Network Diagrams solution will help you design LAN diagrams in minutes. Read more
How to Draw a Computer Network
How to Draw a Computer Network

Network Diagram Software Physical Network Diagram

ConceptDraw Network Diagram Software is ideal for network engineers and network designers who need to draw Physical Network Diagrams. Read more

Star Network Topology

Star is a basic computer network topology in which all nodes (computers and peripheral devices) of the network are connected to the central hub or switch with a point-to-point connection, forming a physical network segment. Such network segment can function separately or as a part of complex network topology. The switch is a server, the peripherals are the clients. The large workload and functions of network management are entrusted on the central computer, all information exchange goes through it, so it must to be obligatory the most powerful. The star network topology is a simple topology for design and implementation. Its advantages are high performance, flexible administration capabilities, simplicity of adding additional nodes and search of faults, the fact that a failure of one workstation doesn't affect the work of entire network. But the failure of central hub will result the failure of whole network or network segment - it's the main disadvantage. Use the ConceptDraw PRO with Computer and Networks solution to designing Star Network Topology Diagrams fast and easy. Read more
Create Network Topology Diagram
Create Network Topology Diagram

Network Topologies

Network topology is a topological structure of computer network, which can be physical or logical. The physical topology depicts location of different computer network elements such as computers, cables and other devices. The logical topology visually displays network dataflows from one device to another. Sometimes network logical and physical topologies can be the same. ConceptDraw PRO diagramming and vector drawing software is powerful for drawing network maps and network topologies diagrams of any kinds and complexity thanks to the Computer Network Diagrams solution from the Computer and Networks area. ConceptDraw STORE proposes collection of network icons libraries and a lot of Network Topology Diagram examples, samples and templates which were created at ConceptDraw PRO software specially for Computer Network Diagrams solution. There are six basic types of the network topologies: Bus, Star, Ring, Mesh, Tree, Fully Connected. You can fast and easy design professional-looking diagram for each of them using the ConceptDraw PRO tools. There are plenty of web Visio-like diagramming software available. Web based diagrams software can be powerful, but sometimes it is essential to have desktop software. One of the most advanced diagrams tools like Visio for Mac OS is ConceptDraw PRO app. Read more
Create Network Topology Diagram
Create Network Topology Diagram

Mesh Network Topology Diagram

A Mesh Network Topology is a computer network topology built on the principle of cells. The network workstations are the mesh nodes, they are connected to each other, usually to the principle "each with each" (a fully connected network) and interact in the distribution of data in a network. Each node relays the data for the network and can take the role of switch for other participants. Mesh Network Topology is sufficiently complex to configure, but however it provides a high fault tolerance, has a capability for self-healing and is considered as quite reliable. Large number of nodes' connections assures a wide selection of route of following the traffic within a network, therefore the breaking of one connection will not disrupt the functioning of network as a whole. As a rule, the Mesh Networks are wireless. The Mesh Network Topology Diagrams of any complexity and Wireless Mesh Network Diagrams are easy for construction in ConceptDraw PRO diagramming and vector drawing software using the tools of Computer Network Diagrams solution from Computer and Networks area. Read more