bus network

the advantages of a bus network is that it is easy to install and cheap to install as there is not much wire needed for it to run. some disadvantages are that if the main cable gets damaged then the whole network will fail also as more workstations are used the quality will be slower because of data collisions.

star network

ups and downs

one of the advantages of a star network is that there is no data collisions and if one of the ports fails the rest keep working , but it is the most expensive network to install because there is a lot of cable. extra hardware is also needed like hubs and switches which adds to the cost