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Computer Network. Computer and Network Examples

Computer Network. Computer and Network Examples

A Computer Network is a telecommunication network containing the set of nodes (computer network devices, such as computers, phones, servers) and allows them exchange the data using the network links. There are many kinds of computer networks. The primary difference is their size, according to the scale they can be classified as: Local area network (LAN), Metropolitan area network (MAN), Global Area Network (GAN), Wide area network (WAN), Storage area network (SAN), Campus area network (CAN), Personal area network (PAN). Computer networks also differ by connection method according to the used hardware technology (Ethernet, Wireless LAN, Optical fiber, HomePNA, Power line communication), by functional relationships that exist between network elements (Client-server, Active Networking, Peer-to-peer), by network topology (Tree computer network, Bus network, Star network, Ring network, Mesh network, etc.). Solutions of Computer and Networks Area from ConceptDraw Solution Park contain powerful drawing tools for easy designing diagrams for any Computer Network from listed diversity. Read more

Hybrid Network Topology

A network topology is the topological structure or the arrangement of different elements of computer network. There are several basic types of network topologies, such as star, ring, bus, mesh. But the most popular is a combination of two or more diverse basic network topologies, which is known as hybrid network topology. The examples of hybrid topology are: star-bus, star-ring topologies, etc. Each resulting hybrid topology has its own features, advantages and limitations of its components. Hybrid network topologies are more flexible, reliable, and have increased fault tolerance, the faults in them can be easily diagnosed and corrected, new nodes can be easily added. But at the same time hybrid topologies often are sufficiently expensive and difficult for managing. ConceptDraw PRO diagramming and vector drawing software supplied with the tools of Computer Network Diagrams solution from Computer and Networks area is perfect for schematic description various types of computer network topologies and easy designing Hybrid network topology diagrams. Read more