Advantage and Disadvantage of RIP (Routing Information Protocol)

The biggest advantage of RIP is that it is simple to configure and implement. Stability in routing table. It is very easy to understand and configure. It is generally loop free. Conserve bandwidth, smaller routing updates sent & received. Minimized routing table and then faster lookup.
The main disadvantage of RIP is the inability to scale to large or very large networks. The maximum hop count used by RIP routers 15.Does not support discontinuous networks. Another disadvantage of RIP is its high recovery time. It is slow convergence in larger networks.