Mesh topology is a type of network setup where each of the computers and network devices are interconnected. Mesh topology work on the concept of routes. According to tihs topology message sent to the destination can take any possible shortest and easiest route to reach its destination. So it offers superior redundancy and reliability. In a mesh topology each computer is connected to every other computer by separate cabling. So this configuration provides redundant paths throughout the network.
Because of that if one cable fails, another will take over the traffic. This technology consider as more beneficial because of its backup capabilities by providing multiple paths through the network. This type of topology is not commonly used for most computer networks as it is difficult and expensive to have redundant connection to every computer. In the same time it ensures the data privacy or security, because every message travels along a dedicated link. However these topologies are very expensive because a large number of cabling and 110 ports are required and in the same time these type of topologies are difficult to install.
While considering all these above things and by go through the mesh topology we can present following advantages and disadvantages of the mesh topology in point form as follows,
Advantages of a Mesh Topology
- Ensures the data privacy or security.
- Troubleshooting is easy as compared to other networks.
- Its performance is not affected with heavy load of data transmission.
- Each connection can have its own data load.
Disadvantage of Mesh Topology
- Difficult to install.
- Complex topology