Hybrid Network Topology
Drawing topological structure of the computer network, which is called network topology, is always easier using ConceptDraw DIAGRAM software. Creating Hybrid network topology diagram which is a hybrid of two types of different topology diagrams, is better in this application as we provide you with so many different design elements in order to make best looking professional chart. There are very many libraries with so many elements for creating such diagrams, as well as templates and samples to make it simpler to start using our smart product. Combining Point-to-point with Bus network topology or Star network topology with Ring network topology, or Mesh one with Tree or Daisy chain in a way of diagram can be made in very short once you have our software. ConceptDraw DIAGRAM was developed by the IT specialists who know a lot about networks and network topologies and they know a lot about how to create a diagram, so we can help you to do it making the tutorials, creating examples and offering best support service to simplify your work and so life.
Example 1. Hybrid Network Topology
Network topology is the topological structure of the computer network. There are many types of the network topologies: bus, star, ring, mesh topology, but the most popular is the hybrid topology.
Hybrid network topology is a combination of two or more different basic network topologies. For example, it can be star-ring, star-bus topologies, etc. It must be certainly different topologies, because for example two star topologies form the star topology. The resulting hybrid topology has the features and limitations of its components.
Hybrid network topology has many advantages. Hybrid topologies are flexible, reliable, have increased fault tolerance. The new nodes can be easily added to the hybrid network, the network faults can be easily diagnosed and corrected without affecting the work of the rest of network. But at the same time hybrid topologies are expensive and difficult for managing.
Using the predesigned objects, templates and samples of the Computer and Networks Solution for ConceptDraw DIAGRAM you can create your own professional Computer Network Diagrams quick and easy.
The Computer Network Diagrams produced with ConceptDraw DIAGRAM are vector graphic documents and are available for reviewing, modifying, and converting to a variety of formats (image, HTML, PDF file, MS PowerPoint Presentation, Adobe Flash or MS Visio).
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When designing a network, it is important to take into account the hierarchy of network devices. When you have a root device you should consider a tree network topology that might have any number of lower levels as you might need. This technology is based on star and bus network topologies.
This is a schematic representation of a Tree computer network topology. A tree topology means that some star networks are linked together. A star network is a topology of the local network where a central workstation is connected with each end-user computer or peripherals. A tree structure means that, the central nodes of these star networks are linked to a main cable (the Bus topology). So, a Tree network topology is a few Star networks connected into a Bus topology. This scheme can be applied to draw the particular physical or logical network diagrams using the ConceptDraw Computer and Networks solution.
Picture: Tree Network Topology Diagram
All computer networks differ by various params, and their size is one of them. As global area networks are the biggest, personal area (PAN) networks are the smallest. Personal computers, smartphones and other devices that have possibility to connect to Internet form a personal network.
This diagram was created using ConceptDraw Computer Network Diagrams to represent a typical components of Personal area network. A personal area network (PAN) is the connection of IT devices around an individual person. This sample of personal area network involves a notebook, a personal digital assistant (PDA), and a portable printer. Commonly a PAN contains such wireless devices as mouse, keyboard, smartphone and tablet. A wireless connection is typical for a PAN.
Picture: Personal area (PAN) networks. Computer and Network Examples
ConceptDraw DIAGRAM is perfect for software designers and software developers who need to draw Computer&Network Diagrams.
ConceptDraw has 1004 vector stencils in the 40 libraries that helps you to start using software for designing own Network Diagrams. You can use the appropriate stencils from Computer and Network Diagrams library with 56 objects.
Picture: Design Element: Computer and Networkfor Network Diagrams
Installing a wireless network is not very different from a regular network. After you configure the interfaces, the half of network configuration is done. You should also set routing, masquerading and set all the addresses.
This Interactive Voice Response Diagram (IVR) diagram depicts topology of an IVR system and shows physical and logical structure of an IVR system. It is created using facilities of the ConceptDraw solutions: Computer and Networks Diagrams in conjunction with Interactive Voice Response Diagrams. The diagram helps to understand how the call-center's equipment interacts with customer's calls to route them in the proper manner enabling client to get a useful response.
Picture: Network Configuration
If we divide computer networks by scale, we get several main categories. The smallest network is PAN, as it connects personal devices themselves, and as the number of users grows, a local area network can be recognized, and campus area networks (CAN) connects several local networks located within some area like a university or a corporation. Computers connected to CAN share public educational materials and list of CAN network examples includes such prestigious universities like Stanford and Carnegie Mellon.
This is an example of a computer network diagram created for a campus area network. It was created using using ConceptDraw solution for the Computer and Network diagramming. The specific of this sample campus network is its distribution. It is rather broad to embrace a big campus territory. This diagram can be applied as a template for designing custom area network topology diagram for a particular educational institution.
Picture: Campus Area Networks (CAN). Computer and Network Examples
Physical network represents the computer network topology that includes the computer devices, location and cable installation. Physical network includes the actual nodes, segments and hosts.
This example was created in ConceptDraw DIAGRAM using the Computer and Networks Area of ConceptDraw Solution Park and shows the Physical star network.
Picture: Physical network. Computer and Network Examples
Computer networks nowadays are spread all across the world. The large number of parameters, such as geographic scale or communication protocols, can divide networks. One of the most common types of networks is called local area network (LAN). It convenient to represent network examples by means of diagrams.
This local area network (LAN) diagram provides an easy way to see the way the devices in a local network are interacted. The diagram uses a library containing specific symbols to represent network equipment , media and the end-user devices such as computers (PC, mac, laptop) , network printer, hubs, server and finally a modem. There are two types of network topologies: physical and logical. The current diagram represents precisely a physical type of LAN topology because it refers to the physical layout of a local network equipment.
Picture: Local area network (LAN). Computer and Network Examples
When describing any computer network, we imagine a set of devices and nodes, arranged in some way. Talking about network structures, we should distinguish physical and logical network topologies, as physical topology is about devices location and logical topology illustrates data flow. In the same time, they do not have to match, and some devices, such as repeaters, may have a physical star layout, but a bus logical topology.
There are two main types of computer network topologies: Physical topology that show the physical organization of a network - equipment and types of connections. Star network topology involves a set of devices that is connected to a single hub (router). Ring network topology means that, devices connected according this topology have two connections, connecting with nearby devices to make a loop. Bus network topology is the topology presented at the current diagram. It is similar to a ring topology. The difference is that data moves up and down a linear connection, copying itself where network equipment works as bus-stations along the way. This network topology can be used for small network, or when adding an extra device into a network.
Picture: Network Topologies
The ConceptDraw Wireless Networks solution helps users to quickly transit from an idea to the implementation of a both wired and wireless computer networks.
Picture: Using Both Wired and Wireless Connections