In Mesh Topology every device has a
Point To Point link with every other
device on Network.
Traffic problem can be avoided.
If any one link gets damaged it could not affect
Can’t be used in WAN
In Star Topology every device is connected to a central
Main Computer Known as Server or Hub.
If one device fails, others will not be affected.
Dependency on one central computer
Large in size.
It is Multipoint, In which all the devices are connected
to a central cable known as Backbone.
Ease of installation.
Less cable is used.
Difficult reconfiguration and fault isolation.
Difficult to add new devices.
Dependency On Backbone.
In this Topology, each device has a dedicated
connection on either side, forming a Ring.
Easy fault identification.
Break in Ring could break entire network.
It is a Combination of Star and Bus Topology, and
the devices are connected in Hierarchal
Easy Installation and Maintenance.
Compatible with all Devices.
Dependency on Servers.
Dependency on Back Bone.
Types Cost Speed Robustness Used In
1. Star Topology Less Fast No WAN
2. Ring Topology Less Slow No LAN
3. Bus topology Medium Medium Yes LAN
4. Mesh Topology Expensive Fast Yes LAN
5. Tree Topology Expensive Medium Yes MAN