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Implementation of Bus Topology in Cisco

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A bus topology is a network in which nodes are directly linked with a common half-duplex link. A host on a bus topology is called a station. In a bus network, every station will accept all network packets, and these packets generated by each station have equal information priority. A bus network includes a single network segment and collision domain. 

Steps to Configure and Setup Bus Topology in Cisco Packet Tracer :

Step 1: First, open the cisco packet tracer desktop and select the devices given below:


IP Addressing Table

S.NODevice IPv4 AddressSubnet Mask
  • Then, create a network topology as shown below image:
  • Use an Automatic connecting cable to connect the devices with others.
Bus topology diagram


Step 2: Configure the PCs (hosts) with IPv4 address and Subnet Mask according to the IP addressing table given above.

  • To assign an IP address in PC0, click on PC0.
  • Then, go to desktop and then IP configuration and there you will IPv4 configuration.
  • Fill IPv4 address and subnet mask.


  •  Assigning an IP address using the ipconfig command, or we can also assign an IP address with the help of a command.
  • Go to the command terminal of the PC.
  • Then, type ipconfig <IPv4 address><subnet mask><default gateway>(if needed)
Example: ipconfig


  • Repeat the same procedure with other PCs to configure them thoroughly.

Step 3: Verify the connection by pinging the IP address of any host in PC0.

  • Use the ping command to verify the connection.
  • As we can see we are getting replies from a targeted node on both PCs.
  • Hence the connection is verified.


Simulation Result:

A simulation of the experiment is given below we have sent two PDU packets one targeted from PC0 to PC2 and another targeted from PC3 to PC1.

Bus topology implimentation


Last Updated : 24 Jun, 2022
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