CCNA Lab Video Tutorial 2 – Packet Tracer Interface overview

Posted on July 6, 2009. Filed under: CCNA, CCNA Lab | Tags: , , , |

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In my previous post, I have introduced the packet tracer and how to download packet tracer from cisco website.
In the next posts, I will introduce how to use packet tracer with a series of video tutorials.
This video tutorial is a step by step demonstration of how to create a virtue lab with packet tracer 5.0. After watching the video, you will be able to select network devices, put them into the logical workspace and connect them with proper cables. You will also learn how to put different modules into the router’s slots and inspect the command line interface.

The best way of learning a software is to play with it. The packet tracer have an intuitive user-interface and flash-movie tutorial to walk you through the main features.

To strenghen the materials we have just learned, here are more hello-world style virtue lab setup.

Exercise 1: Connect 3 PCs with hub or switch

Trouble-shooting tip: How to trouble-shooting Connection problem

Exercise 2: Connect 2 Switches with Router

Exercise 3: DHCP setup

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CCNA Lab Video Tutorial 1 – CCNA virtue lab with Packet Tracer

Posted on July 6, 2009. Filed under: CCNA, CCNA Lab | Tags: , , , |

To pass the cisco CCNA test,  tester need to demonstrate ability to configure and trouble-shoot the network devices such as routers, switches etc. Unfortunetly, setting up a cisco lab at home is expensive. Fortunetly, cisco provide us an virtue lab, a software called packet tracer, which simulates the behavior of the real-world devices.


You can drag and drop virtue routers, switches, cables onto the panel, and connet them with virtue cables. You can take a close look at a virtue device  (photos taken from the real-world devices) or open the CLI to practice the cisco IOS commands.

In a short words, Packet Tracer simulates physical equipment and provides students learning opportunities that are obtained in the real-world office or lab.

Packet Tracer 5.1 is the latest version, which can be downloaded from Cisco Networking Academy’s website.

I have created a seriers of easy to follow video tutorial on how to use Packet Tracer for CCNA certification.

How to Download Packet Tracer 5.0.

If you use Linux system, this post may help you.

This personal website is also talking about the packet tracer, you may want to check out the/Public/Cisco/Programs/PacketTracer/ directories he mentioned.

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