Questions about Packet Tracer

shellee1983shellee1983 Posts: 71Member ■■□□□□□□□□
I need a few tips about how to set up packet tracer for my studies. I recently installed it and I'm not sure what type of diagram would be beneficial to learn a lot in a short time. Can anyone give me some tips on how I should go about this?

Also, on a side note I'm having slight trouble remembering little but important details on cabling and the technologies. Does anyone know the link of a good **** sheet for this so I can do like a quick reference?

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  • Vask3nVask3n Posts: 517Member
    You can make a ton of differnet kinds of topologies, but want to start with a quick easy one?

    Make a router on a stick.
    Working on MS-ISA at Western Governor's University
  • NetworkVeteranNetworkVeteran Posts: 2,338Member
    You want some simple topologies that are good for learning the basics?

    R1 (single router, navigating the CLI)

    S1 (single switch, navigating the CLI)

    PC1---R1----PC2 (single switch - interface configuration, default gateway, forwarding packets)

    PC1---S1----PC2 (single switch - interface and VLAN configuration, forwarding packets)

    R1----R2
    R3 (three routers - good for routing protocols, security, etc.)

    S1----S2===S3 (three switches - good for spanning tree, trunking, link aggregation, etc.)

    But you can just start with whatever the chapter you're reading about requires. E.g., a chapter on getting around in IOS will probably only require a single router or switch to attempt all the commands.
  • shellee1983shellee1983 Posts: 71Member ■■□□□□□□□□
    I'm basically looking to get very familiar with the CLI as that was my biggest downfall last time. I am not going to let that happen this time. I also think it may help me remember small details like which cord goes where.
  • Ltat42aLtat42a Posts: 586Member ■■■□□□□□□□
    This guy does his entire CCNA course in Packet Tracer. You could get some good tips here.

    DansCourses - YouTube

    hth
  • Vask3nVask3n Posts: 517Member
    Ltat42a wrote: »
    This guy does his entire CCNA course in Packet Tracer. You could get some good tips here.

    DansCourses - YouTube

    hth

    Yeah, if you check out his video on STP you actually see a broadcast storm happening right there in packet tracer lol!
    Working on MS-ISA at Western Governor's University
  • shellee1983shellee1983 Posts: 71Member ■■□□□□□□□□
    Vask3n wrote: »
    Yeah, if you check out his video on STP you actually see a broadcast storm happening right there in packet tracer lol!

    Awesome, Thanks guys.
  • sixtytensixtyten Posts: 84Member ■■□□□□□□□□
    Ltat42a wrote: »
    This guy does his entire CCNA course in Packet Tracer. You could get some good tips here.

    DansCourses - YouTube

    hth


    Good stuff! Thanks for the post..
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