Distinguish, differentiate, compare and explain what is the difference between Ring topology and Star topology. Comparison and Differences.
Differences between Ring and Star topology
|Basis of difference
|All computers / nodes are connected in a loop.
|All computers / nodes are connected to central host directly.
|Connection between nodes
|It has connection between all the nodes.
|It has no connection between nodes.
|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.
|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.
|A failing node will affect the entire LAN.
|Failure of a node doesn"t affect the entire LAN as long as host is working.
Difference between Star topology vs Ring
Ring vs Star topology
Differences between Star topology vs Ring
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