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Ring Topology

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    In a ring topology, the host communicates with all nodes through the most effective path. You must use an external switch in a ring topology. You must configure the network properly with a recommended external switch before creating redundant links in the network.

    Figure 1. Ring Topology

    Advantages:

    • Failure of any single Ethernet cable does not disrupt network communication
    • Additional nodes or heavier network traffic affects network performance less than the line topology
    • Simple installation
    • Ideal for a local networking solution

    Disadvantages:

    • Network traffic patterns can make troubleshooting difficult
    • Requires an external switch

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