Cisco Packet Tracer 7.2.1 has ben released on December 28th, 2018 with version number 7.2.1.0218 and is now available for download on Cisco Netacad website. Cisco Packet Tracer 7.2.1 is a maintenance release for Cisco Packet Tracer 7.2 correcting various issues, removing the netacad login requirement at each Packet Tracer launch. However, Netacad login is still required after each PC boot. This behavior is reported as normal by Cisco Packet Tracer development team on https://www.ptnetacad.net/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=22990
Update 11/04/2019 : Cisco has just released the first Cisco Packet Tracer version for Mac OS. Cisco Packet Tracer 7.2.1 can be freely downloaded for Mac OS on Netacad website.
A new build of Cisco Packet Tracer 7.2.1 (build 222) is under active development and should be released soon. This new build will resolve some crashh issues described at the end of the page.
Cisco Packet Tracer 7.2.1 new features
As Cisco Packet Tracer 7.2.1 is a maintenance release, no new feature has been added to this version.
Refer to What's new in Packet Tracer 7.2 ? page for Cisco Packet Tracer 7.2 family new features :
- New workspace theme
- Meraki Server
- Meraki Security Appliance
- Home Router
- ASA 5506-X firewall
- Connection to real network using TCP server or websocket
Cisco Packet Tracer 7.2.1 is officially supported on Microsoft Windows 7,Windows 8.1, Windows 10, Ubuntu 14.04 LTS, and MacOS.
Cisco Packet Tracer 7.2.1 is not officially supported on Ubuntu 18.04. Manual installation of libpng12 is required to make Cisco Packet Tracer 7.2.1 work on Ubuntu 18.04 .
Cisco Packet Tracer 7.2.1 supports activities files (PKT / PKA) created with previous Packet Tracer 7.1 7.0, 6.3, 6.2, 6.1.1, 6.0.1 and 5.X. All activities provided in the Cisco CCNA Routing & Switching, CCNA Discovery, CCNA Exploration, CCNA Security, and IT Essentials curricula are compatible with Packet Tracer 7.2.1. However, new files created with Cisco Packet Tracer 7.2.1 can't be used in previous versions.
Login to Cisco Packet Tracer 7.2.1
Cisco Packet Tracer 7.2.1 requires a valid Cisco Networking Academy login for unrestricted use. Otherwise, Cisco Packet Tracer limits the number of times that files can be saved to ten times.
Logging in removes all usage restrictions. There is no limit on the number of machines that an account can be logged into
The following Cisco Packet Tracer 7.2 bugs are fixed in Cisco Packet Tracer 7.2.1 :
- [Fixed in Cisco Packet Tracer 7.2.1] The Cisco Netacad credentials are required at each application startup.
Cisco Packet Tracer 7.2.1 might consistently crashing when configuring interfaces or when deleting links. The issue will be corrected in the upcoming Cisco Packet Tracer 7.2.1 build 222 .
One way CHAP authentication might fail in Cisco Packet Tracer 7.2.1 . The feature is reported functional in Cisco Packet Tracer 7.2.0