Mesh network in which multiple redundant links exist between multiple nodes (computers/hosts/servers/distribution switches, etc) so that the network has a web-like topology.
This type of topology has the most redundant and fail-over resilience of any topology. It allows the majority of the network to be up and running even if there are multiple cable cuts or equipment failures. Due to it's increased costs there are two types or versions of this topology: Full Mesh and Partial Mesh.
The Full Mesh simply means that each node in the networks connects to EVERY other node on the network. This GREATLY increases the cost and complexity of the network with each additional node.
The Partial Mesh means that each node is connected to at least two other nodes (could be more, the more you add the more cost/complexity however the more resilient the network is). This give partial cost/complexity but partial resilience.
Contrast with bus network, ring network, and star network.
A network in which there are multiple network links between computers to provide multiple paths for data to travel is called a mesh network or topology.
There are several advantages to a mesh network topology. First, it is fault tolerant; since there is no gateway, nodes can connect to each other with no regard to the state of the rest of the network. In addition, nodes can create their own paths through the network because there is no gateway computer. One disadvantage to a mesh topology is that setup time can be quite time consuming.
Mesh topology is the most secure topology bcoz in mesh topology each device has a dedicated link to others .
Ring Topology, Mesh Topology, Bus Topology, Star Topology
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There are for basic network topologies: Star (arcnet) topology Bus(ethernet) topology Ring network topology Mesh network topology