Ethernet. Bus toplogy or star?

Im taking some practice CCNA exams, and one of the questions was : "is  ethernet bus topology or star?"

I think it is bus correct?  Bus is when all hosts are connected (one collision domain one broadcast domain). And CDMA is used to prevent collisions. This is how ethernet was designed right?

Now the thing that is throwing me off, is switches.  Switches give point to point connections which allows hosts to communicate at the same time. And no CDMA is used.


Is ethernet bus topology when using a hub  and star toplogy when using a switch?  Or, does the switch simply just "cheat the system" by creating several collision domains...kind of fooling ethernet?

Thanks
dissolvedAsked:
Who is Participating?
I wear a lot of hats...

"The solutions and answers provided on Experts Exchange have been extremely helpful to me over the last few years. I wear a lot of hats - Developer, Database Administrator, Help Desk, etc., so I know a lot of things but not a lot about one thing. Experts Exchange gives me answers from people who do know a lot about one thing, in a easy to use platform." -Todd S.

stevenlewisCommented:
actually ehternet can be either or
depends on the connection
when using a hub or switch it is star
see here
http://fcit.usf.edu/network/chap5/chap5.htm
0

Experts Exchange Solution brought to you by

Your issues matter to us.

Facing a tech roadblock? Get the help and guidance you need from experienced professionals who care. Ask your question anytime, anywhere, with no hassle.

Start your 7-day free trial
dissolvedAuthor Commented:
gotcha. Bus is one cable for all hosts

star is a central unti (hub switch) that all hosts connect to
0
It's more than this solution.Get answers and train to solve all your tech problems - anytime, anywhere.Try it for free Edge Out The Competitionfor your dream job with proven skills and certifications.Get started today Stand Outas the employee with proven skills.Start learning today for free Move Your Career Forwardwith certification training in the latest technologies.Start your trial today
Networking

From novice to tech pro — start learning today.

Question has a verified solution.

Are you are experiencing a similar issue? Get a personalized answer when you ask a related question.

Have a better answer? Share it in a comment.