How Computers Are Connected In A Network? You Should Know

By Kimberly Cook |Email | Oct 22, 2018 | 8208 Views

Nowadays, the real life of every business cannot be handled easily without computers. All organizations require computer installation, support, and maintenance. The growth of the business increases the number of computer in the organization. For making the computers work in a hassle-free manner it is necessary to bring up a systematic way. Computer networks are run in these ways. 

What is a computer network?
When we share some resources from the multiple computers connected together is a computer network. The Internet is the most common one to share. Other than this there are many resources like file servers, printers, etc. The computers are connected with the cable Ethernet or it can be wireless through the radio waves. 

Here is a view of how particular computer are connected in a network:
Computers connected in a network are referred to as nodes.

Star Topology:
Through this node, a connection is provided to every particular network as this is the central node. When one computer is having a problem in connecting with the network, we have the option of another one. On the flipside, this type of connection requires a lot of cabling.

Bus Topology:
In this case, all the computers are connected by a single cable. The information that is intended for the last computer needs to travel through all the nodes. The chief benefit is that it requires minimal cabling. However, if there is any fault in the cable, all the computers are affected.

Ring Topology:
In this topology, all the computers are connected through a single cable. The end nodes are also connected to each other. The signal circulates through the network to reach the intended recipient. In case, a network node is configured incorrectly or there is some other issue, the signal will make numerous attempts to find the intended recipient.

Collapsed Ring Topology:
In this case, the central node is a network device known as the hub, router or switch. This device runs in a ring featuring plugins for cables. And, each computer is independently connected to the device through individual cables.

Each organization chooses its own topology of the computer network to ensure a streamlined functioning of their computers. Once the computers are connected, offices also have separate cabling closets, which is essentially a space containing a switch device that connects to the network.

There are a number of computer network companies that provide the services of installation, maintenance, and support services ensuring smooth and streamlined functioning of your systems.

Source: HOB