By Miles :)
There are many advantages of this network, such as when you're ready to add a new device to the network, it is simple as, it won't disrupt or corrupt and data packets flowing through the network. It is also a lot cheaper because it doesn't contain as much wires unlike the expensive star network so it decreases the price by a lot. This network also works quite well as a small network too.
There are quite a few bad things about this network. For example, if the main cable breaks, the whole network shuts down. Another one is if the network shuts down you have to know a lot about the network to be able to find out what it is because it may look simple, however, it is quite complex. The final disadvantage is that when using the network it is very slow unlike the ring network which is quite speedy.