Download Cisco Packet Tracer 8.2.1 & GNS3

Update 09/03/2023 : A new Cisco Packet Tracer 8.2.1 version has been released for download on Netacad website. This is a bugfix release fixing several bugs on accessibility, usability, and security of Packet Tracer 8.2. Cisco Packet Tracer 8.2 introduced a new  command as well as bug fixing regarding incompatible DLLs that caused Packet Tracer crashes.

Update 09/03/2023 : GNS3 v2.2.38 has been released on February 28, 2023. This version fixes broken websocket console with Python 3.11 as well as Qemu binary not set when adding appliance from template. Starting with v2.2.37, only macOS 11 and above is supported. GNS3 v3.0.0 alpha 3 has been released a few days ago on december 27, 2022. This new GNS3 v3.0.0 alpha 3 fixes several GNS3 3.0.0 issues and adds Python 3.11 support to align with GNS3 v2.2.

Download Cisco Packet Tracer 8.2.1

Cisco Packet Tracer 8.2.1 release info

Cisco Packet Tracer 8.2 has been released in summer 2022 and is now available for download on Netacad website. Check Packet Tracer 8.2 new features. Packet tracer 8.2 adds a new OSPF command (show ip ospf interface brief) to the Packet Tracer 8.x serie, which added a new Packet Tracer Tutored Activities (PTTA) engine, as well as bug fixing and improvements on accessibility, usability, and security. The main new feature of Packet Tracer 8.x is the addition a new SDN Network Controller allowing emulated network programming through API exposed by Packet Tracer to the host. It is distributed as a debian package (.deb) for Ubuntu 20.04 LTS.

Cisco Packet Tracer 8.2 is created by Cisco SystemsTM and is provided for free to everyone. Self learners are able to download Cisco Packet Tracer after registering on Cisco Netacad website. This is a major change in Cisco delivery policy for Packet Tracer as previous versions were only available for Netacad students and instructors.

A free Packet Tracer 101 (English), a 1-hour self-paced online course is also offered to every registered student to help them get started with Cisco Packet Tracer 8.2.


Cisco Packet Tracer 8.2.1 download data

Cisco Packet Tracer 8.2.1 can be downloaded for FREE from official Cisco Netacad website. Log in to Cisco learning website and select Resources > Packet Tracer in the menu to access the download page. The software is provided with several tutorial files allowing academy students to discover the software features.

Cisco Packet Tracer 8.2 netacad download page

Cisco Packet Tracer 8.2.1 official download page

Cisco Packet Tracer files checksums

File : CiscoPacketTracer_821_Windows_64bit.exe
MD5 : 12617FE807C3E4BFA5B0C4748C3B6FF2
SHA-1 : B13AF13DE273D9AE41A6113AED93B965F6D14908

File : CiscoPacketTracer_821_Windows_32bit.exe
MD5 : 5322EDB9DA792E28A26C809C5BC4869E
SHA-1 : B4FF361F7078F424DB99B4DD3BF7F64F14B7A9BA

File : CiscoPacketTracer_821_Ubuntu_64bit.deb
MD5 : A052156107F1FBA3C2316085827E1223
SHA-1 : D3B506411C204BAC556D323D929797F33DDC1E6B

File : CiscoPacketTracer_821_MacOS_64bit.dmg
MD5 : 436547C7617044981E0C10DD4B9A8261
SHA-1 : 3097C096EA9679FE7BEF909583568752A6FC262F

Cisco Packet Tracer 8.2.1 can be installed on Microsoft Windows 8.1, Microsoft Windows 10, Microsoft Windows 11, Ubuntu 20.04 LTS and MacOS 10.14. Microsoft Windows 7 and Ubuntu 18.04 are not supported anymore.

Warning : We strongly advise you to not download Cisco Packet Tracer from any website or torrent source different than Netacad website as the software can be infected with viruses or malware. This website provides SHA and MD5 checksums of official Packet Tracer version to help you to check if the software you downloaded is valid.


Keep your Cisco Packet Tracer updated !

Cisco development team periodically publish Cisco Packet Tracer updated builds on Netacad.

The current Cisco Packet Tracer 8.2 build number is

An update info box would be nice to inform users of the availabilty of new versions.


Previous version for CCNA v6 compatibility: Cisco Packet Tracer 7.2.2

Cisco Packet Tracer 7.2.2 is no longer available for download on Netacad website for CCNA v6 backward compatibility.


Download GNS3 v2.2 network emulator

GNS3 v2.2 new features

After several month of testing, GNS3 v2.2 has been released for download on September 30th, 2019.

Major new features of GNS3 v2.2 are :

  • A new WebUi implementation of GNS3 (read only for now),
  • A new GNS3 VM based on Ubuntu 18.04 LTS. HyperV, KVM, VMware, VirtualBox GNS3 virtual machine images can be downloaded on GNS3 Github repository.
  • A brand new template creation system
  • Link status detection for Qemu VMs to make emulated network devices aware of physicval link status
  • Custom adapters configuration
  • Console support for clouds
  • ...

GNS3 v2.2.38 fixes the following GNS3 GUI and GNS3 server issues of GNS3 v2.2 and adds the following features :

  • GNS3 GUI :
    • Only macOS 11 and above is now supported 
    • No changes
  • GNS 3 Server :
    • Bundle web-ui v2.2.38
    • Fix c7200_i0_log.txt is created in the current directory.
    • Check swtpm version and start swtpm before qemu
    • Fix broken websocket console with Python 3.11
    • Fix "cannot reopen console".
    • Fix Qemu binary not set when adding appliance from template

Download GNS3 v2.2.38 for Windows


GNS3 v2.2.38 checksums (February 28, 2023) :

File : GNS3-2.2.38-all-in-one.exe
SHA256 : 62aac90e0666f5f60b300f67bad222b33af1f14690c102c6ae19bf9fd83beb58

File :
SHA256 : 08d828dbf6a7b645b3da701e57d8027ad8fdad37ca41cc94d91e3b725f47e636


Other network emulators and Cisco Packet Tracer add-ons download

Cisco NX-OSv 9000 appliance

The NX-OSv 9000 is a virtual appliance designed to simulate the control plane of a Cisco Nexus 9000 switch. The NX-OSv 9000 shares the same software image running on Cisco Nexus 9000 hardware platform. Line card (LC) ASIC provisioning or any interaction from the control plane to rela switch ASICs are emulated by the NX-OSv 9000 software data plane.

Following the the Nexus 7000 Titanium emulator, the NX-OSv 9000 is a moder emulator for datacenter certifications training. It's also great plaform to test network automation prior to production deployment.

NX-OSv 9000 runs on GNS3, KVM, or VMware NSX. Current version of NXOSv is 10.2(2)F. This version adds or enhances PTP v1 and v2 co-existence, Logging 2.0 enhancements, PTP IPv6 UDP Unicast Transport, SRTE Manual Preference Selection and usability enhancements, NDB: Egress Filtering support, FC/FCoE Switch Mode, EoMPLS Stripping, Firewall Clustering with VXLAN EVPN, MLAG BGW support for Cloudsec, ...

Download NX-OSv 9000 10.2(2)F from Cisco website

Cisco UCS Platform Emulator 4.2

UCS PE (Platform Emulator) is a powerful Cisco UCS Manager emulator allowing CCNP datacenter students to learn how to configure the UCS environment. The current version emulates the UCS manager 4.2(2aPE1), which includes 62xx/63xx/64xx Fabric Interconnect, C4200 series rack server chassis with C125 rack servers, as well as Cisco UCS M6 and HX220C and HX240C servers support. The S3260 storage server is also emulated in UCS PE. These release can be connected to GNS using VMware.

Download Cisco UCS PE 4.2(2aPE1 OVA image

UCS PE is also featured in a Cisco dCloud programmability demo (cisco login required). The demo includes a comprehensive lab guide including the following content for Cisco UCS PowerTool and the Python SDK:

  • Overviews of PowerShell and Python programming environments with step-by-step usage instructions.
  • Code generation examples including code generation with UCS Manager's HTML5 interface.
  • Sample script creation and use with UCSPE.


PT Anywhere

PT Anywhere is a web application designed to offer a network simulation environment based on Cisco Packet Tracer engine throug a web interface which can be accessed from a web browser. PT Anywhere can as such be integrated inside a website, an online course, a learning systm like moodle... It has been developed by the Open University and Cisco and has been funded by the FORGE project.

PT anywhere can be downloaded from

Documentation to install and integrate PT Anywhere with Cisco Packet Tracer is available from


PTBridge - Connect Cisco Packet Tracer 7.0 to a real network

The PTBridge java utilitary has been validated working with Cisco Packet Tracer 7.0 . This tool provides real network connectivity to Cisco Packet Tracer, and thus the ability to connect to other lab environments. Download it from Github and connect your Packet Tracer labs to your real Cisco devices !.

Download PTBridge from GitHUB

Download PacketSocket library from GitHUB

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