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Implementation of Bus Topology in Cisco

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  • Last Updated : 24 Jun, 2022
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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:

S.NODeviceModel-Name
1.PCPC
2.SwitchPT-Switch

IP Addressing Table

S.NODevice IPv4 AddressSubnet Mask
 pc0192.168.0.1255.255.255.0
 pc1192.168.0.2255.255.255.0
 pc2192.168.0.3255.255.255.0
 pc3192.168.0.4255.255.255.0
  • 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 192.168.0.1 255.255.255.0

 

  • 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

 

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