Bus, Star and Round

Bus Networks

Advantages: Easy to install, cheap to install, as it doesn’t require much cable.

Disadvantages: If the main cable fails or gets damaged the whole network will fail,as more workstations are connected the performance of the network will become slower because of data collisions

Star Networks

Advantages: If one cable or device fails then all the others will continue to work, high performing as no data collisions can occur.

Disadvantages: Expensive to install as this type of network uses the most cable, if a hub or switch fails all the devices connected to it will have no network connection.