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Appendix D

LAN Topologies Assignment

Create visual examples of your answers to questions 11, 12, and 13 on pp. 141-142 of the text by copying and pasting the provided shapes below (such as a bus, ring, star, or mesh) into a Microsoft® Word document. Note that you will need to use the Draw feature in Microsoft® Word to create lines between the shapes, and you might have to use some shapes more than once.

11. Your network consists of four servers. Each server
has three NICs. Server A is connected to servers
B, C, and D. Server B is attached to C and D.
Server C is attached to server D. No hub is used.
All cabling is CAT 3 UTP crossover cables. What
is your physical topology? Mesh is the physical topology. In mesh topology every computer is linked to every other computer.

A) (B)

(C)
(D)

12. Your network consists of a 24-port bridge, two
servers, and 15 workstations. Each computer interfaces
with the bridge using its own segment of
CAT 5 twisted-pair cable, which is terminated at
both ends with RJ-45 connectors. What type of
physical topology do you have? Bus is the physical topology. The ends must be terminated in bus topology.

13. Your network’s physical topology is that of a star
configuration. From time to time, each workstation
will hold a packet called a token, during
which time it will transmit data and then pass the
token along to the next workstation. What is the
logical topology of your network? Logical Ring Topology. In logical ring topology it configures similar to star topology. This topology uses tokens that pass from one workstation to the next.

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