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You learned in this chapter about the types of relationships that can be used in networks. These relationships can be broken down into two categories, control and physical relationships.

The control relationship can be described in terms of peer-to-peer or client/server. Peer-to-peer networks describe network types in which every PC or device on the network is an equal. They share their resources and are not controlled centrally. Client/server networks are different in that control of the different clients' access to resources is administered by the server.

Network topology is a term used to described the physical relationship of your network connections. Home network topologies can be broken down into bus, ring, or star networks.

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