CCNA 200-125 1.6: Compare and contrast network topologies

  • Physical topology deals with cabling
  • Logical topology deals with the logical path the signal travels on the physical topology.
  • The one we primarily use today is a physical star, logical bus
  • Bus: all devices connected to a single cable
  • Ring: devices are connected to each other in a ring
  • Star: think switch in the middle and end devices connecting to it
  • Mesh: every device is connected to each other