• Easy to install
  • Easy to add extra workstations
  • Uses less cable than a Star network
  • Best choice for temporary networks


  • If there is a problem with the central cable, the entire network stops working.
  • If there are a lot of workstations on the network, data can travel slowly.
  • Data collisions can happen as the network becomes busy.
  • Low security - every workstation can see all of the data in the network.
  • Limited cable length and a maximum number of workstations.
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