Appendix D. Memory Tables Answer Key

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).

A cable break only impacts the device connected via the broken cable, and not the entire topology.

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).

Troubleshooting is relatively simple because a central device in the star topology acts as the aggregation point of all the connected devices.

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