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Point out the major advantages and disadvantages of Ring Topology?

The advantages of ring topologies are:

  a. They are very easy to troubleshoot because each device incorporates a repeater.
  b. A special internal feature called beaconing allows troubled workstations to identify themselves quickly.

The disadvantages of ring topologies are:

  a. It is considerably difficult to install and reconfigure ring topology
  b. Media failure on unidirectional or single loop causes complete network failure.