Mesh topology is a topology of computer network that connects all the computers in full, this topology is the most complex topology compared with other network topology. This type of topology is widely used by Internet service providers (ISPs).
Types of connections on a mesh network topology consists of two types, both mesh topology include:
1. Fully Connected Mesh Topology
Fully Connected Mesh topology has the main feature of which each computer in the network are connected to each other in full. For example, if there are five computers in the network then the computer will be connected to four other computers.
2. Partial mesh topology is connected
In the mesh topology of this type has a characteristic that every computer in the network are not all computers will be connected to another computer so that there are some computers that are connected to each other and some computers are not interconnected.
The strengths and weaknesses of mesh topology
Mesh topology has a number of strengths and weaknesses that are offered to users. Some of these advantages include:
- Mesh topology can quickly detect errors or interference in computer networks.
- Mesh topology enhance security in sharing data within the computer network.
- Mesh topology is very safe from interference by other computers in the network is having problems.
But the mesh topology also has some drawbacks, including:
- The installation process is very complex mesh topologies that require power experts in the field of computer networks.
- Mesh topology requires greater cost compared with other network topology.
- This topology is less practical, so it is not suitable for everyday purposes.
The concept of this topology is each computer in the network are connected to each other so that if there is damage to one of the computers has no effect on other computer or on the network effect.