1. It is easy to install i. E in terms of devices and cabling
2. It is easy to identify faults concerning device problems because all devices use centralized device which is hub/router or switch... 3. It is easy to add new device/network in the range of existing one as long as your hub/router or switch has empty port
4. Only failed device on the net will not function
5. It is easy to reconfigure and maintain physically and logically
note: there will be no network if centralized device is not working, because all net traffics depends on that device.
As explain in the n+ certification exam guide book and what is on the exam:
every network uses some type of topology. A topology simply describes the method by which systems in a network connect. Make sure you know the four basic types of topology: ring, bus,and mesh. Also understand that many networks today use one of two hybrid types of topologies:
star bus or star ring. Most network use the star bus topology, but a substantial minority use star ring.