Topology refers to the arrangement of computer networks. Topology is divided into either physical or logical arrangement. Physical topology refers to the way the computers are connected with each other on a network. Logical topology means the way data is flowing from one computer to another computer.
Now, let see the basic definition of computer network topology, it is the schematic description of network arrangements that are connected through various nodes with the help of lines of connection.
The different types of network topology are as follows −
Let us understand the concept of Hybrid topology in computer networks.
It is the combination of two or more different topologies. For example, in a college we have so many departments, let us say one department uses ring topology and another department uses Star topology, connecting these two topologies which results in Hybrid Topology.
The features of Hybrid Topology are as follows −
Hybrid Topology is the combination of two or more topologies.
It inherits the advantages and disadvantages of other topologies also.
The advantages of Hybrid topology are given below −
It is effective and flexible.
Troubleshooting is easy.
Error detecting is reliable.
It is scalable because the size can be increased easily.
The disadvantages of Hybrid Topology are given below −
Designing is difficult or complex.
It is costly.