Bus Network Structure
A bus network is network architecture in which a set of clients are connected via a shared communication line, called a bus.
Only one computer can send information at a time. When a computer transfer information, the information from the cable.
Terminator: A terminator tasks in the signals transmitted on a network cable. It is must for each end of the cable to have a terminator. Terminators prevent signals from being bounced back along the cable and causing interference. The type of terminator required is dependent on the type of cable used on the network.
Setup: The setup of a bus network is quite simple because each computer is connected to a continuous length of cable. As bus networks are usually used to connect computers located in a small area and no central network connector is required. The length of cable needed to set up a bus network is often short.
Expansion: Expansion of an existing bus network can create difficulties. When adding a computer to a bus network, the cable must be broken to extend the cable and attach the computer. The other computers on the network cannot transfer information while the cable is broken.
Troubleshooting: If a computer is not functioning properly and is disruption transfer of the information, the entire network will get affected.
Cost: Bus networks are not expensive. Most bus networks use a continuous piece of copper cable to connect computers together.