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

Advantages:

Easy to detect faults and to remove parts.

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


Disadvantages:

Higher cost

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

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