How to install cisco packet tracer

How to install cisco packet tracer

Cisco Packet Tracer 7.2 is the new latest version which was launched by Cisco organization. It is a cross-platform visual simulation tool which is designed by the cisco academy which enables the user for creating various types of network topologies for the modern computer network. This software enables all the users to configure the network architecture and simulate the network. It supports GUI (Graphical User Interface) which allows the user to add or remove network devices. In the Cisco packet tracer, we can do various types of labs testing.Cisco Packet Tracer 7.2 is the new latest version which was launched by Cisco organization. It is a cross-platform visual simulation tool which is designed by the cisco academy which enables the user for creating various types of network topologies for the modern computer network. This software enables all the users to configure the network architecture and simulate the network. It supports GUI (Graphical User Interface) which allows the user to add or remove network devices. In the Cisco packet tracer, we can do various types of labs testing.

System Requirements

  • Pentium 4 (2.5 GHz Processor) or High
  • Minimum 700 MB available hard disk space.
  • Microsoft Windows7, 8.1, 10 or Ubuntu 14.04 64 bits
  • 1024x768 Screen resolution
  • At least 2GB RAM

Useful Links for Downloading Cisco Packet Tracer 7.2

What are some of the new features of Cisco Packet Tracer 7.2

Following are new features of Cisco Packet Tracer 7.2.

  1. Real TCP Server
  2. ASA 5506 Firewall
  3. 802.1x
  4. PPPoE support
  5. Real-time activity grading
  6. ISO Security Features
  7. Real WebSocket
  8. Meraki Server
  9. Home Router
  10. Meraki Security Appliance

Installation of Cisco Packet Tracer 7.2

 Steps for Installation of Cisco Packet Tracer 7.2 are discussed below.

  1. Firstly, Download Cisco Packet Tracer from Cisco official site that is https://www.netacad.com/courses/packet-tracer. In this user have to create a Netacad account, and then user can download the software.
  2. After downloading the Cisco Packet Tracer 7.2 extract setup file from zip folder.

Note: I have to download the 64-bit installer for Cisco Packet Tracer 7.2 Since I am using 64-bit window 10 operating system.

  1. Run PacketTracer72_64bit_setup.exe file to start the installation process.
  2. Now, installation setup will ask to Accept the License Agreement. So, click on “I accept the agreement.”

                                     

                                                                Figure 1 Cisco packet tracer Licence Agreement

  1.  User has to select a destination folder for storing the installation files.

                                     

                                                                             Figure 2 Select Destination Folder

5. User has to select Start Menu folder name then click on “Next” Button to continue.

                                      

                                                                                Figure 3 Select Start Menu Folder

  1.  User has to choose additional task while installation as per need such as “Create a Desktop shortcut” and “Create a Quick Launch shortcut” and then click on the Next button.

                                      

                                                                               Figure 4 Select Additional Tasks

6. Now, we have to click on the “Install” button to start the installation process.

                                      

                                                                                           Figure 5 Ready to Install

7. In the image, user can see the installation process of cisco packet tracer 7.2.

                                     

                                                                                                  Figure 6 Installation

8. The user can now see that Installation process of Cisco Packet Tracer 7.2 is completed. The user can select “Launch Cisco Packet Tracer” to start the Packet tracer after Installation.

                                       

                                                                               Figure 7 Installation Completed

9. Now, user has to login with the “Netacad” account to start the Packet Tracer 7.2 and if user does not have “netacad” account user can select “guest Login” option to start the packet tracer.

 

                                      

                                                                                                Figure 8 Login Screen 

10.After login user can see the logical network workspace screen of Cisco Packet Tracer.

 

                                      

                                                                                             Figure 9 Logical Working Environment

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