Star network

Information about a star network

What is a star network?

A star network are one of the most common computer network topologies in its simplest form,a star network has a central switch, hub or computer which acts as a conduit to send messages. This consist of a central node, to which all other nodes are connected.

Advantages and disadvantages


Easy to detect faults and to remove parts.

Star topology prevents the passing of data packets through an excessive number of nodes.


Higher cost

Star topology relies on the central device (the switch, hub or computer).

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