bus network

my discription of the bus network

  • Advantages\Easy to connect a computer or peripheral to a linear bus
  • Requires less cable length than a star topology
  • It works well for small networks.
  • disadvantages\Entire network shuts down if there is a break in the main cable
  • Terminators are required at both ends of the backbone cable
  • Difficult to identify the problem if the entire network shuts down
  • Not meant to be used as a stand-alone solution in a large building
  • It is slow when more devices are added into the network
  • If a main cable is damaged then network will fail or be split into two networks