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Types of network connections


Physical Structure of network is divided into 2 category
1) Types of connection
2) Topology

Types of connection
This if further divided into :
A. point-to-point connection
B. multipoint connection

A. Point-to-Point connection

  • A direct link between two devices example: computer and network
  • They are connected through dedicated link *A link whose entire capacity is used for transmission between those two device only
  • There exist many connections between individual pair of machines

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Multipoint connection

  • A link that connects three or more devices ,also known as multidrop configuration
  • A network having this connection is known as Broadcast Network
  • Packet send by any machine is received by all machines in network if their respective address is present in that packet or else it ignores the packet .

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