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Typology is a networks physical arrangement. Architecture is the way they are designed to communicate.

There are four network typologies a computor might use. These are Star Networks, where all devices connect to a central device or hub, Bus Networks, where all devices connect to a central cable, Ring Networks, where all devices connect to one another in a ring and Mesh Networks, where there are multiple connections between devices. Some networks use a combination of typologies.

Network architectures a computer might use include client-sever networks and peer-to-peer networks. In client-server networks, client is the PC or other device on the network that requests or utilizes network resorces and server is the computer dedicated to processing client requests. In peer-to-peer networks all computers are at the same level. Peer-to-peer computing can be performed via the internet.

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