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Questions tagged [topologies]

For questions about network topologies in the context of connected devices in the Internet of Things. Use this tag for questions about which topology is appropriate for a situation, the benefits of one topology over another and clarification about how a topology works.

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Why are mesh networks used more frequently for IoT networks?

Many common IoT communication protocols I've researched have adopted a mesh topology (for example ZigBee, Thread and Z-Wave), which is a significant contrast to the usual star topology of Wi-Fi, where ...
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What is the typical network topology for an IoT network?

I see several questions asking about details of an IoT network, including this one about port forwarding for example. I think it would be useful to ask about what might be considered the typical ...
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