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"Physical topology refers to the placement of the network's various components, including device location and cable installation...
The shape of the cabling layout used to link devices is called the physical topology of the network. This refers to the layout of cabling, the locations of nodes, and the interconnections between the nodes and the cabling. The physical topology of a network is determined by the capabilities of the network access devices and media, the level of control or fault tolerance desired, and the cost associated with cabling or telecommunications circuits." [Network topology. Wikipedia]
This physical LAN 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.
LAN physical topology
LAN physical topology, server, modem, laptop computer, inkjet printer, iMac G5, iBook G4, hub, desktop PC,
"In computer networks, networked computing devices pass data to each other along data connections. The connections (network links) between nodes are established using either cable media or wireless media. ...
Network computer devices that originate, route and terminate the data are called network nodes. Nodes can include hosts such as personal computers, phones, servers as well as networking hardware. ...
Network links.
The communication media used to link devices to form a computer network include electrical cable (HomePNA, power line communication,, optical fiber (fiber-optic communication), and radio waves (wireless networking). In the OSI model, these are defined at layers 1 and 2 - the physical layer and the data link layer.
A widely adopted family of communication media used in local area network (LAN) technology is collectively known as Ethernet. The media and protocol standards that enable communication between networked devices over Ethernet are defined by IEEE 802.3. Ethernet transmit data over both copper and fiber cables. Wireless LAN standards (e.g. those defined by IEEE 802.11) use radio waves, or others use infrared signals as a transmission medium. Power line communication uses a building's power cabling to transmit data. ...
Network nodes.
Apart from the physical communications media described above, networks comprise additional basic system building blocks, such as network interface controller (NICs), repeaters, hubs, bridges, switches, routers, modems, and firewalls." [Computer network. Wikipedia]
The network equipment and cabling layout floorplan template for the ConceptDraw PRO diagramming and vector drawing software is included in the Network Layout Floor Plans solution from the Computer and Networks area of ConceptDraw Solution Park.
LAN equipment and cabling layout floorplan template
LAN equipment and cabling layout floorplan template, window, wall, single outlet, router, rack mount, duplex outlet, door, PC,

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