What is the difference between a star network and a client server

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I have been trying to revise and I can't understand the difference between a star network and a client server.

I realise that are star network is a topology and a client server is not a topology.

But they both seem to be the same things to me - from what I understand they are both computers with a central server in the middle and each computer connects into the server.

Could you help?
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Star network refers to how they're physically connected and client server refers to how they communicate and share resources. You can have a server on a bus network, making it client server (it just doesn't normally happen).
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(Original post by tooosh)
Star network refers to how they're physically connected and client server refers to how they communicate and share resources. You can have a server on a bus network, making it client server (it just doesn't normally happen).
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(Original post by tooosh)
Star network refers to how they're physically connected and client server refers to how they communicate and share resources. You can have a server on a bus network, making it client server (it just doesn't normally happen).
I am also having the trouble understanding the difference between a Peer To Peer network and a ring topology. They both seem like the same thing to me when I know they are not (they both seem like a 'circle' of computers in a network to me). Could you help with the difference between the two please?

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(Original post by hamburgerandbeans)
I am also having the trouble understanding the difference between a Peer To Peer network and a ring topology. They both seem like the same thing to me when I know they are not (they both seem like a 'circle' of computers in a network to me). Could you help with the difference between the two please?

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It's the same thing here. Peer to peer refers to how they communicate - all resources shared among the computers, no central servers etc and ring is how they're connected. You can stick a server in a ring network.
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so would the advantages and disadvantages be the same between star topology and client server network
same with peer to peer network and mesh topology?
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