What is a Tree Topology Network?

  • A Tree topology network, as the name suggests, resembles a tree like ¬†structure.¬†
  • It is an extension of the star topology. A tree topology is nothing but a number of star topology networks connected in a hierarchical structure, with multiple levels.

A sample tree topology network is given in the diagram below:

A Tree Topology network

  • In this diagram, you can see 3 star networks at the lowest level, with another central device at the next level, connecting these 3 star topology networks together. Each of the lower level networks could typically belong to individual departments of an organization/university, with the next level central device serving for inter department communication.
  • Tree topologies are common in Enterprises, Campuses, Universities etc.

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