Network Topologies

What is the definition of a topology?
The layout of the network
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How does the star topology work?
All devices are connected to a central server or switch which controls the network
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How does the mesh topology work?
Devices connect directly or indirectly without needing a central server or switch
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What is a disadvantage of the star topology?
If the central switch or server breaks, the whole network goes down
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What is an advantage of the star topology?
If one computer goes down, the rest of the network is unaffected
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What is a disadvantage of the mesh topology?
If the connection is wired, the network can be expensive to set up
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What is an advantage of the mesh topology?
Data can take different routes to get to its destination.
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