Ring topology

Alternatively referred to as a ring network, the ring topology is a computer network configuration where each network computer and device are connected to each other forming a large circle (or similar shape). Each packet is sent around the ring until it reaches its final destination. Today, the ring topology is seldom used. Below is a visual example of a simple computer setup on a network using a ring topology.

Ring topology

Also see: Network terms, Ring status, Token ring, Topology