1. Network topologies include bus, star, ring and mesh.
2. This type of network has one central message-switching device through which all the other devices communicate.
3. In this system, a single cable called the 'bus' is used, to which the work stations are connected along its length.
4. The advantages of a bus network include that it is scalable (easy to add new nodes) and relatively ___________
5. The star topology is popular particularly because it is comparitively inexpensive (compared to a bus) to implement.
6. Peer to peer networks are those where there is no ______________________
7. In a peer to peer network every client machine has ________________
8. In a peer to peer network, one of the main advantages is the presence of a clear central management system.
9. Small networks are usually peer to peer as the cost of maintenance does not warrant the expense of a client-server base.
10. Server based networking is also known as __________________________
11. In server based networking, security is ______________
12. In a client-server network, it is the client machines that hold all the data and main functionality
13. In a peer to peer network, it is possible for an organisation to control access to data much more effectively and securely as compared to a client-server network.
14. WI-FI is a high-bandwidth wireless method of communication which can be used in place of, or in combination with, wired Ethernet networks.
15. The internet is often wrongly referred to as a network. It is actually a collection of web pages and not a network at all.