Packet Tracer Blog

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Packet Tracer 7.0 build 202 has been released on 17 June 2016. This new Packet Tracer version, which has been under active testing for 6 month, is the first Packet Tracer release including Internet of Everything features linked with the CCNA Industrial exam (CCNA IMINS2). This new version is expected to fix an OpenSSL vulnerability affecting multiple Cisco products (bug CSCuy54539 for Packet Tracer 6.x) but no confirmation has been issued for the moment.

An IoE (Internet of Everything) tab has been added to the server device. Three new Cisco routers and an IE2000 industrial switch were also added. Packet Tracer 7.0 features a lot of new protocols (LLDP, PTP, ...) and bug correction. As Packet Tracer 6.3, a Netacad account is required to access to the software. However, everyone is now able create a Netacad account, download Packet Tracer 7.0 for free, and get an introduction to Packet Tracer. Packet Tracer 7.0 new features.This is a very good news for CCNA self learners preparing the simulation questions of the CCNA exam !!

 

Leaked information (unconfirmed) in the last 6 month

Wireless IoE devices could also be added to this future Packet Tracer 7 version but no détails have leaked for the moment. Packet Tracer 7.0 could also provide Smart Cities scenarios with wireless connected cars. A lot of testing happened on Smart Cities features at the end of July but the development team seems to hava quite a lot of remaining crash problems.