Advantages and Disadvantages of Ring Topology

Advantages of ring topology:
  • The amount of cable required is lesser than other topology.
  • Short cable connection which causes an increase in network reliability.
  • High speed of data transmission.
Disadvantages of ring topology:
  • Failure of any one of computer on the network makes  the whole network down.
  • Difficult to diagnose faults.
  • It is difficult to add or remove any node from the network.
  • Network reconfiguration is difficult.
  • Requires more complicated control software than star topology.

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