What topology type is Ethernet?

Ethernet is one of the most common network types, and it would be very unusual to find any network that doesn’t have Ethernet somewhere in its infrastructure. What kind of topology is most often found with Ethernet networks?

A) Bus

B) Star

C) Ring

D) Point-to-Point

E) Green clovers

The answer: B) Star

Although older Ethernet topologies were based on a bus architecture, it’s almost a guarantee that today’s Ethernet networks will be configured with a centralized hub or switch. This star topology has become the standard for most networking today.

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