bus network

(redirected from bus topology)
Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Medical.

bus network

[′bəs ′net‚wərk]
(communications)
A communications network whose components are joined together by a single cable.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

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.
This article is provided by FOLDOC - Free Online Dictionary of Computing (foldoc.org)

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.
Copyright © 1981-2019 by The Computer Language Company Inc. All Rights reserved. THIS DEFINITION IS FOR PERSONAL USE ONLY. All other reproduction is strictly prohibited without permission from the publisher.
References in periodicals archive ?
In bus topology, computers are connected to each other by a string of wires, the beginning and the end of this system is closed by 50 ohm resistor.
The chip will also feature a new bus topology, and will be implemented in both 64-bit and 32-bit implementations, all backwards compatible.
* The horizontal topology (or bus topology) is popular in local area networks.
Lehigh close a bus topology to increase system reliability> failures to individual nodes or subnetworks have minimal effect on the overall network.
The IEEE 802 family includes 802.1, which defines the relationships among the other 802 standards and the ISO-OSI reference model; 802.2, defining the protocol for the link protocol layer; 802.3, the standard that deals with bus topology using CSMA/CD over broadband or baseband network; and 802.4, defining the bus topology using the token-passing access method, for baseband and broadband systems.