Simulation router software ?

amitshah2003ukamitshah2003uk Member Posts: 39 ■■□□□□□□□□
Hi Guys is there any software out there that will enable me to learn and program routers without buying the physical parts like a simulation.



  • nelnel Member Posts: 2,859 ■□□□□□□□□□
    Yes there are a few simulators from different vendors like boson netsim, packet tracer etc.

    If you read the FAQ:

    It has suggestions for books,labs,sims etc.

    But be aware simulators dont support all of the commands an actual router do and many find that for the price of a simulator you can get a pretty good lab anyway.
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  • amitshah2003ukamitshah2003uk Member Posts: 39 ■■□□□□□□□□
    Thanks for the info will have a look at the link
  • marlon23marlon23 Member Posts: 164 ■■□□□□□□□□
    GNS3 or pure Dynamips & Dynagen.

    I even use it from time to time when preparing for CCIE.
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