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What are some advantages and disadvantages of mesh topology?

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May 23, 2008 3:10AM

There are several advantages to a mesh network topology. First, it is fault tolerant; since there is no gateway, nodes can connect to each other with no regard to the state of the rest of the network. In addition, nodes can create their own paths through the network because there is no gateway computer.

One disadvantage to a mesh topology is that setup time can be quite time consuming.