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bus network

[′bəs ′net‚wərk]
(communications)
A communications network whose components are joined together by a single cable.

bus network

(networking)
A network in which all nodes are connected to a single wire (the bus). The two endpoints will have a terminator. Bus networks typically use CSMA/CD techniques to determine which node transmits data on the wire at any given time.

Examples are Ethernet 10Base2 and 10Base5 networks.

See also star network, ring network.

bus network

A network topology that uses a common pathway between all devices. Ethernet 10Base5 and 10Base2 are examples of bus networks. See bus and Ethernet.


The Three Network Configurations
In a network, the bus is one of three primary topologies.
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