- Point to point
A point to point topology is one in which two devices share a single path for data and there is nothing that breaks that path.
- Point to multipoint
A point to multipoint topology consists of a central base station supporting multiple subscriber stations by providing network access from one location to many.
A ring topology connects computers in a continuous loop with no open end. This type of topology is often used in Token Ring or fiber optic networks.
A star topology uses a central point through which devices connect.
A mesh topology is one in which devices are connected with multiple connections between network devices.
A Bus topology uses a common backbone to connect all devices.
A peer-to-peer topology is one in which two or more computers are connected and share resources without going through a separate server computer.
A client-server topology is one in which one computer or server provides services to multiple workstations or clients.
A hybrid topology is a combination of two or more basic network topologies, such as a star-bus, star-ring, or hybrid-mesh topology.