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Star topology is a network topology in which each network component is physically connected to a central node such as a router, hub or switch.
In a star topology, the central hub acts like a server and the connecting nodes act like clients. When the central node receives a packet from a connecting node, it can pass the packet on to other nodes in the network. A star topology is also known as a star network.
Star networks require a point-to-point connection between the central node and connecting devices. To improve communication between the devices on the network, the central node can provide signal reconditioning and amplification services.
Star topologies are often used in home networks. The benefits of a star network topology include the following:
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