Cisco Packet Tracer

Cisco Packet Tracer is a useful tool that allows you to observe and analyze the way that a given network routes packets through its switches and routers.

This means that you can learn how routers are used to connect networks together or what are the best way of configuring your Cisco devices in order to increase your network’s performance. You can even see how much traffic is being sent across each router. All types of packet tracers use plain English text labels for their various networking terms, so it’s easy for beginners to get started with reading about common networking issues like those found in this tool.

Cisco Packet Tracer is a free product made available through Cisco’s website. You can download and install the software for free or you can purchase it in both a stand-alone package or any of the following bundles:

The Following Bundles Include The Latest Cisco Packet Tracer Version:

  • Packet Tracer Express – Provides introductory packet tracer functionality, with no limit on the number of hosts.
  • Advanced Packet Tracer – Provides 2500 virtual devices per license and includes configuration templates (which run in the background after installation) that allow real-time troubleshooting of multiple configurations.
  • Total Packet Tracer – Includes all features in Advanced Packet Tracer, but also allows for the creation of custom templates using a packet tracer IDS/IPS authoring tool.

Cisco Packet Tracer is used to simulate Cisco devices, such as routers and switches. It can be used to learn how networks function and even how to solve network problems. It is available both as an online website as well as a downloadable application that can run on Windows and Mac computers.

The online version of the software is free, though it has several limitations: the user can only create four networks and there is a limit on the number of hosts that can be included. The downloadable version does not have these limitations.

In order to use Cisco Packet Tracer, one must have a basic knowledge of networking and an understanding of IP subnetting. It is helpful to understand the basics of router function in order to get the most out of using this tool.

Cisco Packet Tracer can be used as a troubleshooting tool for networks with Cisco devices (such as routers) so that you may check whether your device configuration is working as expected or if there are any errors in your configuration that might be causing trouble.

This is the first part of the article the second part will be updated soon.

Follow Technology Illusion

Leave A Comment