In the Ring network Topology , each computer is directly connected to other computers within the same network. in the above Looking at the above Figure, you can see that the network’s data flows from computer to computer back to the source, with the network’s primary cable forming a ring. The problem is, the ring topology has a lot in common with the bus topology because if you want to add to the network, you have no choice but to break the cable ring, which is likely to bring down the entire network!
This is one big reason that ring topology isn’t very popular—you just won’t run into it a lot as I did in the 1980s and early 1990s. It’s also pricey because you need several cables to connect each computer, it’s really hard to reconfigure, and as you’ve probably guessed, it’s not fault tolerant.