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Star Network Topology

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
"A computer network or data network is a telecommunications network that allows computers to exchange data. In computer networks, networked computing devices (network nodes) pass data to each other along data connections. The connections (network links) between nodes are established using either cable media or wireless media. The best-known computer network is the Internet.
Network devices that originate, route and terminate the data are called network nodes. Nodes can include hosts such as servers and personal computers, as well as networking hardware. Two devices are said to be networked when a device is able to exchange information with another device." [Computer network. Wikipedia]
This computer communication network diagram example was created using the ConceptDraw PRO diagramming and vector drawing software extended with the Computer and Networks solution from the Computer and Networks area of ConceptDraw Solution Park. Read more
Network diagram
Network diagram, workstation, switch, router, hub, firewall, cloud, RAID drive, Comm-link,

Network Diagramming with ConceptDraw PRO

At the moment computer networks are widespread, various types of computer networks are constructed around the world, operate and interact with each other. There are many kinds of computer networks that differ in the transmission medium, in communications protocols, in size, topology, organizational intent, and also in territorial basis. There are popular such types of computer networks as Global Area Network (GAN), Wide Area Network (WAN), Metropolitan Area Network (MAN), Local Area Network (LAN). ConceptDraw PRO is a powerful network diagramming software, perfect for software engineers, software designers and software developers who need to draw Computer Network diagrams, designs, schematics, and network maps in no time. The pre-drawn shapes representing computers, network devices and smart connectors offered by ConceptDraw solutions help to create the accurate diagrams and documentation, represent computer network topologies and designs, depict Computer network architectures, logical, physical, cable networks, and vehicular networks. Read more
"Satellite Internet access is Internet access provided through communications satellites. ...
Satellite Internet generally relies on three primary components: a satellite in geostationary orbit (sometimes referred to as a geosynchronous Earth orbit, or GEO), a number of ground stations known as gateways that relay Internet data to and from the satellite via radio waves (microwave), and a VSAT (very-small-aperture terminal) dish antenna with a transceiver, located at the subscriber's premises. Other components of a satellite Internet system include a modem at the user end which links the user's network with the transceiver, and a centralized network operations center (NOC) for monitoring the entire system. Working in concert with a broadband gateway, the satellite operates a Star network topology where all network communication passes through the network's hub processor, which is at the center of the star. With this configuration, the number of remote VSATs that can be connected to the hub is virtually limitless." [Satellite Internet access. Wikipedia]
This satellite telecom network diagram example was created using the ConceptDraw PRO diagramming and vector drawing software extended with the Telecommunication Network Diagrams solution from the Computer and Networks area of ConceptDraw Solution Park. Read more
Satellite telecom network diagram
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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

Network Diagram Software Home Area Network

A Home Area Network (HAN) is a type of computer network which provides a communication between devices in neighborhood of a home. For construction a HAN are used modem, router, network switch, wireless access point, home automation controller, network bridge, and also various smart devices, network printers, handheld mobile computers, etc. All these devices are capable efficiently interact each other and so give wide possibilities for automation the execution of repetitious tasks, increasing a home security, improvement quality of life inside a home, enhancement a personal productivity, and also make easier an access to entertainment. Home Area Networks can be constructed using a wired or wireless technologies to connect endpoints. Wireless is predominant for homes due to the ease of its installation and absence of unsightly cables. ConceptDraw PRO software extended with Computer Network Diagrams solution lets easy visualize the communication schemes of Home Area Networks and illustrate the networks arrangement in houses on the Home Area Network Diagrams. Read more

Cisco WAN. Cisco icons, shapes, stencils and symbols

The ConceptDraw vector stencils library Cisco WAN contains equipment symbols for drawing the computer wide area network diagrams. Read more

Digital Communications Network. Computer and Network Examples

The digital communication is a physical transfer of the data over a point-to-point or point-to-multipoint communication channel. Channels can be copper wires, optical fibres, wireless communication channels, etc. The data are realized as electromagnetic signals (radiowave, microwave, electrical voltage, etc.). This example was created in ConceptDraw PRO using the Computer and Networks Area of ConceptDraw Solution Park and shows the Digital Communication Network diagram. Read more

Cisco Switches and Hubs. Cisco icons, shapes, stencils and symbols

Cisco switches and hubs deliver the best performance, and often used as network solutions for small businesses, enterprises, data centers. Cisco switches are the core interconnect devices of each computer network. The numerous Cisco switches specifically designed for various applications. Network switches are separated for two types: fixed configuration and modular switches. The fixed configuration switches deprecate swapping or adding another module, and vice versa for modular switch. Read more

Network Layout

The Network Layout Diagram visually illustrates the arrangement of computers, nodes and other network appliances, such as servers, printers, routers, switches, hubs, and their relationships between each other. The network layout and placement of servers greatly influence on the network security and network performance. Elaboration of robust Network Layout Diagram is especially important when visualizing already existing network in order to understand its complexity; when troubleshooting the network issues; designing, documenting and implementing new network configurations; extending, modifying, or moving an existing network to other location. Through the careful thinking the network plan and designing the clear Network Layout Diagram, you can be confident in result on the stage of network implementation and to solve faster the problems appearing in network infrastructure. ConceptDraw PRO enhanced with Computer Network Diagrams solution from Computer and Networks area perfectly suits for drawing Network Layout Diagrams for different network topologies. Read more

Cisco networking, Cisco network icons, Cisco icon Cisco Network Diagrams

Cisco Network Diagrams solution extends ConceptDraw PRO software with samples, templates and libraries of vector stencils for drawing the Cisco computer network diagrams. Read more
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Communication Network Topology

This sample was created in ConceptDraw PRO diagramming and vector drawing software using the Computer and Networks solution from Computer and Networks area of ConceptDraw Solution Park. A communication network topology is defined by the evaluating costs of the states. Each state represents the possible distribution of the hubs and remote nodes to nodes of the communication network. Read more

Network Drawing Software

ConceptDraw Network Drawing Software - Network design software for network drawings with abundant examples and templates. Create computer network designs, diagrams and schematics using ConceptDraw. Read more

ConceptDraw PRO Network Diagram Tool

Computer network diagrams visually depict the nodes of computer networks and connections between them. Diversity of Network Diagrams includes Wireless network diagrams, Network wiring diagrams, LAN network diagrams, Network WAN diagrams, Network topology diagrams, Network cable diagrams, Logical network diagrams, Network security diagrams, Diagram home network, Network physical diagrams, Activity network diagrams, and many others. To construct any of them it is useful to apply a special software with effective network diagramming tools. ConceptDraw PRO is ideal and powerful network diagram tool. It helps you diagram a network or create Computer network diagrams of various types using specialized and task-specific libraries of network components such as computers, hubs, switches, servers, routers, smart connectors, printers, mainframes, face plates, etc. that simulate network architectures, network design topologies and devices (all these shapes are parts of network diagram tool ConceptDraw PRO). Read more

Cisco Network Objects in ConceptDraw PRO

ConceptDraw PRO is the only application on the Macintosh platform, supplied with a comprehensive Cisco icon set. For graphic solutions that support Windows, only Microsoft Visio has a library of Cisco shapes. ConceptDraw PRO is a valuable option to many network professionals that use Macintosh computers or work in a combined Mac and PC environment. Read more