I have found that the advantages and dis of star topology are as follows.
Advantages of a Star Topology
• Easy to install and wire.
• No disruptions to the network when connecting or removing devices.
• Easy to detect faults and to remove parts.
Disadvantages of a Star Topology
• Requires more cable length than a linear topology.
• If the hub or concentrator fails, nodes attached are disabled.
• More expensive than linear bus topologies because of the cost of the concentrators.

And advantages and disadvantages of mesh topology are as follows.
Provides redundant paths between devices
The network can be expanded without disruption to current users.

Requires more cable than the other LAN topologies.
Complicated implementation

If so, what will be the advantage and disadvantage of star topology if it is compared to mesh topology?

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Last Post by PaulG103

Moe, you have answered your own quesiton already:

Star topologies are easier to setup, requires less cable and is easily upgradable.
In the same breath, you will not have the redundancies that a Mesh topology have to offer.

Why waste time choosing one or the other when you can implement a hybrid topology using a combination of (Star and Mesh)? Yes, it is slightly more complicated, but it allows you have the advantages of both topologies.


I would say that a mesh topology is better suited for an WAN or similar environment.
It would not have any benefit to office desktop use.

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