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CompTIA Network+ N10-007 Cert Guide, First Edition by Anthony Sequeira

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Appendix C. Memory Tables

Chapter 1

Table 1-3 Characteristics, Benefits, and Drawbacks of a Star Topology

Characteristics

Benefits

Drawbacks

Devices have independent connections back to a central device (for example, a hub or a switch).

 

More cable is required for a star topology, as opposed to bus or ring topologies because each device requires its own cable to connect back to the central device.

Star topologies are commonly used with Ethernet technologies (described in Chapter 4).

 

Installation can take longer for a star topology, as opposed to a bus or ring topology, because more cable runs that must be installed.

Table 1-4 Characteristics, Benefits, and Drawbacks of a Hub-and-Spoke WAN Topology

Characteristics

Benefits ...

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