Cisco Packet Tracer is a desktop software for Windows to monitor, simulate and manage the whole network. It enables connecting a variety of network devices to the network.
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Cisco Packet Tracer is a proud rival of Bosan NetSim, GNS3 and other open source projects in networking category. The most prominent edge of Cisco Packet Tracer is its development team, which is CISCO itself.
Cisco developed the Packet Tracer software to help Networking Academy students gain practical networking technology skills in a rapidly changing environment.Packet Tracer is a powerful network simulation program which allows students to experiment with network behavior and ask 'what if' questions. It supplements physical equipment in the classroom by allowing students to create a network with an almost unlimited number of devices, encouraging practice, discovery and troubleshooting.Started in 1997, Cisco Networking Academy is an IT & Networking skills and career building program for learning institutions and individuals worldwide.netacad
This sole advantage is enough for Cisco Packet Tracer to beat the competition with GNS3 or Bosan NetSim. Unlike free alternatives, Cisco Packet Tracer is not Free. It is only available for Cisco instructors and students who have joined the Cisco Networking Academy.
Packet Tracer is a cross-platform visual simulation tool designed by Cisco Systems that allows users to create network topologies and imitate modern computer networks. The software allows users to simulate the configuration of Cisco routers and switches using a simulated command line interface. Packet Tracer makes use of a drag and drop user interface, allowing users to add and remove simulated network devices as they see fit. The software is mainly focused towards Certified Cisco Network Associate Academy students as an educational tool for helping them learn fundamental CCNA concepts. Previously students enrolled in a CCNA Academy program could freely download and use the tool free of charge for educational use. Since August 2017 with version 7.1 is free to everyone.
Features of Cisco Packet Tracer 7.1.1Cisco Packet Tracer 7.1.1 is superior because of the following features:
- SPAN and LLDP
- PoE Support
- IoT Protocol Support
- Easy to use clutter free user interface
- Helpful for CCNA and CCNP training
- Import feature for importing external file inside Packet Tracer http server
- Wired sniffer with repeater feature
- WLAN access point and 3G/4G technology for new supported devices
- http server adds JS and CSS support, HTTP and FTP linked file management support
- Lots of bugs addressed and fixed
- Add devices directly in physical view
Known Bugs in Cisco Packet Tracer 7.1.1Known remarkable bugs in version 7.1.1 are:
- Packet Tracer 7.1 crashes when reloading devices bug fixed
- ipsec configuration problem
- Problematic PKT file could be solved by disabling "Enable cable length effects" feature from Preferences
These bugs have been fixed in Cisco Packet Tracer 7.
Direct download links for Cisco Packet Tracer 7.1.1
Download Cisco Packet Tracer 7.1.1 Student Version for Windows 32-Bit (Direct Download Full Installer)
Download Cisco Packet Tracer 7.1.1 Student Version for Windows 64-Bit (Direct Download Full Installer)