Packet Tracer Network Simulator

Simulate an unlimited number of devices on a network using Packet Tracer.

Packet Tracer Network Simulator

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ISBN 139781782170426
Paperback134 pages

About This Book

  • Configure Cisco devices using practical examples
  • Simulate networking with multiple branch offices
  • Create practical networking assessments

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.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Getting Started with Packet Tracer
Protocols supported by Packet Tracer
Installing Packet Tracer
Interface overview
Creating a simple topology
Summary
Chapter 2: Network Devices
Cisco devices and Packet Tracer devices
Customizing devices with modules
Emulating WAN
Accessing the CLI
Summary
Chapter 3: Generic IP End Devices
Desktops and laptops
Servers
Other end devices
Configuring end devices
Summary
Chapter 4: Creating a Network Topology
Connecting devices
Testing connectivity with PDUs
Using the simulation mode
Clustering a topology
Summary
Chapter 5: Navigating and Modifying the Physical Workspace
Creating cities, offices, and wiring closets
Moving devices physically
Managing cables and distances
Customizing icons and backgrounds
Summary
Chapter 6: Configuring Routing with the CLI
Static routing
Dynamic routing protocols
The Routing table
Load sharing
Summary
Chapter 7: Border Gateway Protocol (BGP)
What is BGP?
BGP versus dynamic routing protocols
Configuring BGP in Packet Tracer
Summary
Chapter 8: IPv6 on Packet Tracer
Assigning IPv6 addresses
IPv6 static and dynamic routing
Using both IPv4 and IPv6
Summary
Chapter 9: Setting Up a Wireless Network
Wireless devices and modules
Wireless networks and physical workspaces
Summary
Chapter 10: Configuring VLANs and Trunks
Creating VLANs and VTP domains
InterVLAN routing with routers and layer 3 switches
Switch-to-switch trunk links
Analyzing broadcasts in the simulation mode
Summary
Chapter 11: Creating Packet Tracer Assessments
The welcome screen and instructions
The initial network
The answer network
Testing the activity
Summary

What You Will Learn

  • 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.

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Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Getting Started with Packet Tracer
Protocols supported by Packet Tracer
Installing Packet Tracer
Interface overview
Creating a simple topology
Summary
Chapter 2: Network Devices
Cisco devices and Packet Tracer devices
Customizing devices with modules
Emulating WAN
Accessing the CLI
Summary
Chapter 3: Generic IP End Devices
Desktops and laptops
Servers
Other end devices
Configuring end devices
Summary
Chapter 4: Creating a Network Topology
Connecting devices
Testing connectivity with PDUs
Using the simulation mode
Clustering a topology
Summary
Chapter 5: Navigating and Modifying the Physical Workspace
Creating cities, offices, and wiring closets
Moving devices physically
Managing cables and distances
Customizing icons and backgrounds
Summary
Chapter 6: Configuring Routing with the CLI
Static routing
Dynamic routing protocols
The Routing table
Load sharing
Summary
Chapter 7: Border Gateway Protocol (BGP)
What is BGP?
BGP versus dynamic routing protocols
Configuring BGP in Packet Tracer
Summary
Chapter 8: IPv6 on Packet Tracer
Assigning IPv6 addresses
IPv6 static and dynamic routing
Using both IPv4 and IPv6
Summary
Chapter 9: Setting Up a Wireless Network
Wireless devices and modules
Wireless networks and physical workspaces
Summary
Chapter 10: Configuring VLANs and Trunks
Creating VLANs and VTP domains
InterVLAN routing with routers and layer 3 switches
Switch-to-switch trunk links
Analyzing broadcasts in the simulation mode
Summary
Chapter 11: Creating Packet Tracer Assessments
The welcome screen and instructions
The initial network
The answer network
Testing the activity
Summary

Book Details

ISBN 139781782170426
Paperback134 pages
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