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Mesh network vs Star Network
In wired networks, every device needs a cable to connect to the central switch or server. Can be
if there are a lot of terminals.
If there is a
problem with the switch/server
whole network will be affected
Better performance than other setups as there are very few data collisions and data goes straight to the central device so all devices can transmit data all at once.
Easy to add more devices
to the network
If a device fails or a cable is disconnected the rest of the network is unaffected.
each device on the network has its own cable that connects to a switch or hub. A hub sends every packet of data to every device, whereas a switch only sends a packet of data to the destination device.
Installation and configuration are difficult if the connectivity increases
Bulk wiring is required(unless wireless)
A fault is easily diagnosed
Each connection can carry its own data load
Provides security and privacy
It is robust
Multiple routes for data to travel if one device fails
In a mesh network, it works by sending data along the fastest route from one device to another as all devices are either directly or indirectly connected creating many pathways for data to travel.
Star Network Diagram
Mesh network Diagrams