Sorry this is probably a very silly question, but for some reason i am confused.
How does a LAN with bus or ring topology connect to a router and other LANs?
For example in a star network they all connect to a switch which can then connect to a router, but where does a switch go and fit in a bus or ring topology?
In this image of a ring network there is no switch: http://www.brainbell.com/tutorials/Networking/images/01fig04.gif
would the switch in the ring network simply be placed alongside the other nodes?
Thank you very much