What's new in Packet Tracer 6.0

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Newer Packet Tracer version available. Have a look on Packet Tracer 7.0 features

General improvements in Cisco Packet Tracer 6.0.1

  • Supports current LTS version of Ubuntu and stopped support for Fedora
  • CAB-HD8-ASYNC cable
  • IPv6 in IP Configuration under Desktop
  • Terminal server for routers
  • PC Firewall for IPv4 and IPv6
  • Servers with 2 NICs
  • Circling tool
  • Improvements to Activity Wizard and Variable Manager

 

 

New Hardware in Cisco Packet Tracer 6.0.1 :

Cisco Packet Tracer 6.0.1 includes 3 new Cisco ISR routers :

  • Cisco 1941 Integrated Service Router
  • Cisco 2901 Integrated Service Router
  • Cisco 2911 Integrated Service Router

 

Cisco 1941 ISR router available in Packet Tracer 6.0.1 Cisco 2901 ISR router newly implemented in Packet Tracer 6.0.1 Cisco 2911 ISR router available in Packet Tracer since version 6.0.1
Cisco 1941 Integrated Services Router Cisco 2901 Integrated Services Router Cisco 2911 Integrated Services Router

 

 

This new Cisco Packet Tracer version also includes new high-speed WAN interface cards (HWIC) :

  • HWIC-2T (Cisco One- and 2-Port Serial High-Speed WAN Interface Card)
  • HWIC-8A (Cisco 8-Port Asynchronous High-Speed WAN Interface Card)

 

This serial modules used with the octal cable allows out of band management of Cisco networking devices through their console port. The HWIC-8A module allows the connection of 8 console cables, each serial connection being mapped to a TCP port for telnet access.

 

Router#show line
Tty Line Typ Tx/Rx
0/0/0 3 TTY 9600/9600
0/0/1 4 TTY 9600/9600
0/0/2 5 TTY 9600/9600
0/0/3 6 TTY 9600/9600
0/0/4 7 TTY 9600/9600
0/0/5 8 TTY 9600/9600
0/0/6 9 TTY 9600/9600
0/0/7 10 TTY 9600/9600

 

 

New IOS version (IOS 15) :

The new Cisco ISR routers included in Cisco Packet Tracer 6.0.1 are delivered with IOS 15.1(4)M4 (C1900-UNIVERSALK9-M and C2900-UNIVERSALK9-M). This version is provided with the ipbase licence activated. The security and unified communications licences can be activated for a 60 grace period with the following CLI commands :

  • Security (Cisco 1941, Cisco 2901, Cisco 2911) : license boot module c2900 technology-package securityk9
  • Unified communications (Cisco 2901 and Cisco 2911 only) : license boot module c2900 technology-package uck9

 Packet Tracer 6.0 - IOS 15 with security and unified communications licences activated

 

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