bus network definition networking
A network topology
in which all nodes
are connected to a single wire or set of wires (the bus). Bus networks typically use CSMA/CD
techniques to determine which node should transmit data at any given time.
are implemented as a bus
, e.g. Ethernet
- a one-bit bus operating at 10, 100, 1000 or 10,000 megabits per second
. Originally Ethernet was a physical layer
bus consisting of a wire (with terminators
at each end) to which each node was attached. Switched Ethernet, while no longer physically a bus still acts as one at the logical layers.