Topology of a bus network
Topology of a bus network

A bus network is a network topology in which nodes are directly connected to a common half-duplex link called a bus.[1][2]

A host on a bus network is called a station. In a bus network, every station will receive all network traffic, and the traffic generated by each station has equal transmission priority.[3] A bus network forms a single network segment and collision domain. In order for nodes to share the bus, they use a medium access control technology such as carrier-sense multiple access (CSMA) or a bus master.

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References

  1. ^ "Network Topologies". Teachbook Blog. Archived from the original on 2015-07-20.
  2. ^ Janssen, Cory. "Bus Topology". Techopedia. Retrieved 2015-08-04.
  3. ^ Knott, Geoffrey; Waites, Nick (2002). BTEC Nationals for IT Practitioners. Brancepeth Computer Publications. p. 395. ISBN 0-9538848-2-1. ...all stations have equal priority in using the network to transmit.