Difference between Ring and Star topology





Distinguish, differentiate, compare and explain what is the difference between Ring topology and Star topology. Comparison and Differences.

Differences between Ring and Star topology

S.No. Basis of difference Ring Topology Star Topology
1 Structure All computers / nodes are connected in a loop. All computers / nodes are connected to central host directly.
2 Connection between nodes It has connection between all the nodes. It has no connection between nodes.
3 Ease of trouble shooting Easy to troubleshoot - Repair or remove the failing nodes. Difficult when one of the nodes fails; but easy to troubleshoot when the host fails.
4 Easy of adding or removing nodes Difficult because moves, adds and changes of devices can affect the network. Easy to implement and extend. Only add the nodes or devices to the host.
5 Node failure A failing node will affect the entire LAN. Failure of a node doesn"t affect the entire LAN as long as host is working.


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