Advantages and disadvantages of tree topology

Tree topology is the combination of bus and star topology in a network device, this topology is best when a network is large and not for too much small because of it is a west of cable to use it. Here this article gives information about the advantages and disadvantages of tree topology to know more details about it.

Advantages of tree topology :
  • Point to point wiring for individual segment
  • Error detection and correction is easy
  • Each device is connected to the central device through a dedicated link type 
  • Expansion of the network is possible and easy 
  • If one segment is damaged other segment are not be affected 
  • All computer have access to larger and also their immediate networks 
  • We can the whole network into a segment, which can be easily managed and maintained
  • Supported by several  hardware and software vendors
Disadvantages of tree topology :
  • This topology is more difficult to configure and wire than other types of topologies
  • In this topology, relies heavily on the main bus cable, if it breaks the whole network is crippled
  • It requires more cabling
  • If the backbone link break, the entire segment totally goes down
  • As more and more nodes and segment are needed, the maintenance becomes difficult
  • The overall length of each segment is limited by the types of cabling used
  • Scalability of the network depends on the which types of cable used
  • Heavily traffics cause the network and make it too slow