Cisco Packet Tracer 5.3 features

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Packet tracer for NETACAD Curricula

The following document provided by CiscoTM identifies chapters from all Network AcademyTM courses that include content supported by Packet Tracer 5.3


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Supported protocols

LAN: Ethernet (including CSMA/CD*), 802.11 a/b/g/n wireless*, PPPOE

Switching: VLANs, 802.1q, trunking, VTP, DTP, STP*, RSTP*, multilayer switching*, Etherchannel, LACP, PAgP

TCP/IP: HTTP, HTTPS, DHCP, DHCPv6, Telnet, SSH, TFTP, DNS, TCP*, UDP, IPv4*, IPv6*, ICMP, ICMPv6, ARP, IPv6 ND, FTP, SMTP, POP3, VOIP(H.323)

Routing: static, default, RIPv1, RIPv2, EIGRP, single-area OSPF, multi-area OSPF, BGP, inter-VLAN routing, redistribution

Other: ACLs (standard, extended, and named), CDP, NAT (static, dynamic, inside/outside, and overload), NATv6

WAN: HDLC, SLARP, PPP*, and Frame Relay*

Security: IPsec, GRE, ISAKMP, NTP, AAA, RADIUS, TACACS, SNMP, SSH, SYSLOG, CBAC, Zone-based policy firewall, IPS

QoS: Layer 2 QoS, Layer 3 Diffserv QoS, FIFO Hardware queues, Priority Queuing, Custom Queuing, Weighted Fair Queuing, MQC, NBAR*

* indicates modeling limitations

 

Logical and physical workspaces

The logical workspace allows student to get a global view of the network through realtime or simulaton mode. The devices are added, linked, and configured on this workspace.

Packet Tracer 5.3 logical workspace

The physical workspace gives a physical dimension to the logical network topology. This workspace is particulary important for wireless labs, where the distance parameter is one of the factors that determine if a device is able to connect or not connect to another device. The physical workspace is divided into four layers to reflect the physical scale of real life environments:

  • Intercity,
  • City,
  • Building,
  • Wiring Closet.

 

Packet Tracer 5.3 physical workspace