Advantage of bus topology:
- It is very simple to design and install.
- less caballing is required as compared to other topologies.
- Best suited for small network (LAN).
- Very cost effective.
- easily expandable
Disadvantages of bus topology:
- Not suitable for large network.
- If cable (backbone) is failed, entire network goes down.
- though its design is simple, it is difficult to diagnose the fault.
- data loss is high
- slow network