Packet Tracer Network Simulator

Packet Tracer Network Simulator
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Table of Contents
Sample Chapters
  • Configure Cisco devices using practical examples
  • Simulate networking with multiple branch offices
  • Create practical networking assessments

Book Details

Language : English
Paperback : 134 pages [ 235mm x 191mm ]
Release Date : January 2014
ISBN : 1782170421
ISBN 13 : 9781782170426
Author(s) : Jesin A
Topics and Technologies : All Books, Enterprise Products and Platforms, Networking and Servers, Enterprise

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Getting Started with Packet Tracer
Chapter 2: Network Devices
Chapter 3: Generic IP End Devices
Chapter 4: Creating a Network Topology
Chapter 5: Navigating and Modifying the Physical Workspace
Chapter 6: Configuring Routing with the CLI
Chapter 7: Border Gateway Protocol (BGP)
Chapter 8: IPv6 on Packet Tracer
Chapter 9: Setting Up a Wireless Network
Chapter 10: Configuring VLANs and Trunks
Chapter 11: Creating Packet Tracer Assessments
  • Chapter 2: Network Devices
    • Cisco devices and Packet Tracer devices
      • Routers
      • Switches
      • Other devices
    • Customizing devices with modules
      • Naming convention
      • Creating a custom device
    • Emulating WAN
    • Accessing the CLI
      • The CLI tab
      • The Console port
      • Configuring network devices
        • Global settings
        • Routing
        • The VLAN Database
        • Interface settings
    • Summary
  • Chapter 3: Generic IP End Devices
    • Desktops and laptops
    • Servers
      • HTTP
      • DHCP
      • TFTP
      • DNS
      • SYSLOG
      • AAA
      • NTP
      • EMAIL
      • FTP
      • Firewall/IPv6 Firewall
    • Other end devices
    • Configuring end devices
      • IP Configuration
      • Dial-up
      • Terminal
      • Command Prompt
      • Web Browser
      • PC Wireless
      • VPN
      • Traffic Generator
      • MIB Browser
      • Cisco IP Communicator
      • E Mail
      • PPPoE Dialer
      • Text Editor
    • Summary
  • Chapter 6: Configuring Routing with the CLI
    • Static routing
      • Static routing with GUI
      • Static routing with the CLI
    • Dynamic routing protocols
      • Configuring RIP with the GUI
      • Configuring RIP with the CLI
    • The Routing table
    • Load sharing
      • Load balancing with RIP
      • Load balancing with static routing
    • Summary
  • Chapter 8: IPv6 on Packet Tracer
    • Assigning IPv6 addresses
      • Autoconfiguration
      • Static IPv6
    • IPv6 static and dynamic routing
      • Static routing
      • Dynamic routing
    • Using both IPv4 and IPv6
    • Summary
  • Chapter 10: Configuring VLANs and Trunks
    • Creating VLANs and VTP domains
    • InterVLAN routing with routers and layer 3 switches
      • InterVLAN on a router
      • InterVLAN on a layer 3 switch
    • Switch-to-switch trunk links
    • Analyzing broadcasts in the simulation mode
    • Summary

Jesin A

Jesin A is a network security specialist with an immense interest in Linux and networking. He holds certificates in CCNP, RHCE, and CEH and also likes programming with PHP. He currently lives in Chennai and when he isn't securing networks, he enjoys computer gaming of the FPS genre. He holds a bachelor's degree in computer applications from Loyola College, Chennai.

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What you will learn from this book

  • Customize network devices with modules
  • Configure routers and switches using examples
  • Test connectivity by visualizing packet flow
  • Create wireless networks and demonstrate their range
  • Develop practical networking assessments with a scoring model
  • Understand VLAN, VTP, and trunking
  • Assign IPv6 addresses to network and end devices
  • Analyze broadcasts in simulation mode

In Detail

Packet Tracer is a powerful network simulation program that allows students to experiment with network behavior and ask “what if” questions. As an integral part of the Networking Academy comprehensive learning experience, Packet Tracer provides simulation, visualization, authoring, assessment, and collaboration capabilities and facilitates the teaching and learning of complex technology concepts. Packet Tracer allows you to simulate highly complex learning environments and allows you to see how packets move between different devices.

Packet Tracer Network Simulator is a practical guide that thoroughly explains the features and uses of Packet Tracer with the help of practical examples that will help you to create your own complex topologies and emulate learning environments. This book will cover using Packet Tracer with PCs, laptops, and servers, with a brief description of its usage with other end devices like tablets and televisions. You will learn about different connectors, start creating network topologies, and configure them with Cisco commands. After testing connectivity with complex PDUs, you will also be able to use the simulation mode to analyze packet flow.

This book covers advanced topics which will help you learn how to configure Cisco devices without commands. You will learn about the configuration of IPv4 and IPv6 routing and also how to troubleshoot networks by looking at the live flow of packets. The book will teach you how to set up wireless devices and how to demonstrate their proximity with physical simulation. You will also learn how to create practical networking assessments with a scoring model.

Once you've finished the book, you will be able to make the best use of your simulator to create and plan limitless network topologies. You will have a good understanding of how to use Packet Tracer to build complex topologies and also how to bring your simulations closer to reality.


A practical, fast-paced guide that gives you all the information you need to successfully create networks and simulate them using Packet Tracer.

Who this book is for

Packet Tracer Network Simulator is aimed at students, instructors, and network administrators who wish to use this simulator to learn how to perform networking instead of investing in expensive, specialized hardware. This book assumes that you have a good amount of Cisco networking knowledge, and it will focus more on Packet Tracer rather than networking.

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