Star Topology

What is Star Topology?

Star topology is one of the most popular networks. It consists of the main 'hub' which is connected to the computers via separate cables resembling a star. All the information passes through the central hub before being passed to the individual nodes.

Advantages

advantages include:

- Has a better and quicker performance

- If one node has a problem the other nodes don't have an issue

- Easy to connect new nodes

Disadvatages

- using a hub increases the overall cost

- Performance and amount of nodes is dependant on the capacity of central hub

- Requires more cable