What network topology connects everything to a central device?

What network topology is the primary type used in most large and small networks, and connects everything on the network directly to a central device?

A) Bus topology

B) Star topology

C) Ring topology

D) Hybrid topology

The answer: B) Star topology

The star topology is one of the most popular networking topologies used in any network with a central switch. Since almost every local area network in the world uses switches, you can see the star topology in use around the globe. Since all devices on the network have a direct connection with the central switch, the star topology makes it easy to move workstations and other devices without worrying about the connectivity of the other network devices.

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