Bus Network

Unlike the star network, the bus network is different in the sense that each device controls itís own communications. In a Bus network, all the devices in the network are connected to one cable line, where the data is transferred from one host to another. That cable is called a bus. When information is sent along the bus, each host receives the information and decides whether or not it is the information that it needs. If the host does not need the information it passes it on to the next host. The bus network is less efficient then the star network, but is less expensive and in more common use than the star network.

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