Star topology - Star topology A star topology is one that...

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Star topology A star topology is one that is designed with each device/node (file server, workstations, and peripherals) connected directly to a central network hub or switch. Data on a star network passes through the hub or switch before continuing to its destination. The hub or switch manages and controls all functions of the network. The switch also acts as a repeater for the data flow. Extended Star topology This is a network where more than one individual star topology are connected together. At the center of the star is a hub or a switch. It extends the length and size of the network. Advantages of Star topology It is suited for large networks due to its capacity to be expanded. It is easy to add devices as the network expands without negatively affecting it. Thus no disruptions to the network when connecting or removing devices. It is easy to troubleshoot because the problem usually isolates itself. That is, it‘ s easy to detect faults and to remove parts. Cabling types can be mixed to maximize efficiency.
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  • Spring '13
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  • Star Network, Network topology, star topology, one Link

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