- 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.