Cisco Packet Tracer 8.x tutorials

Packet Tracer 8.2 - Video tutorials


Cisco Packet Tracer 8.2 is a powerful simulation software for CCNA and CCNP certification exam training. The video tutorials provided in this sections will help you to understand the basics of Packet Tracer 8.2 operations (tutorial 1) and how the simulation mode works to get a deep analysis of packet flow between network devices (tutorial 2).

Video tutorial 3 provides an advanced network configuration example using Packet Tracer 8.2 in a VOIP lab scenario.


Tutorial 1 - Basic network configuration

This first video demonstrates basic use of Packet Tracer 8.2. It will show you how to configure IP services on a Cisco ISR router and a workstation in the CiscoTM Packet Tracer 8.2 network simulation software :

  • IP address configuration
  • Connection to a router using a crossover cable
  • Initial configuration of the router and the workstation


You can configure the workstation's global and interface settings on the Config tab.

The Desktop tab provides additional tools to configure workstation dial-up settings, IP settings, use a terminal window, open a host command line interface, open a web browser, configure LinksysTM wireless settings, establish a VPN connection, generate network frames, and issue SNMP requests to network devices.



Tutorial 2 -Following packets

This second video tutorial shows how Packet Tracer can capture and display the content of packet as they go through the network (simulation mode). Features are similar to an advanced network tracking software and allows monitoring of frames as they go through and are processed by network devices. The network monitoring tools are available in Packet Tracer simulation mode.



Tutorial 3 - Configure Cisco Call Manager Express (CME)

This advanced Packet Tracer 8.2 video tutorial explains the different options available in Cisco Packet Tracer for Call Manager Express (CME) configuration on a Cisco 2811 ISR router.



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Packet Tracer 8.1.1 - IP telephony basic configuration

Tutorial description

This tutorial is designed to help you to configure the voice over ip (voip) features available in Packet Tracer 8.1.1

It will show you the steps required to :

  • Configure Call Manager ExpressTM on a 2811 router,
  • Use the various telephony devices
  • Setup dial peers
  • Connect  CiscoTM IP phones as well as analogue phone on the network.

Network diagram

VOIP tutorial network diagram

Note : Connect only IP Phone 1 at the beginning of the lab. IP Phone 2 must be disconnected.

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Packet Tracer 8.1.1 - IP telephony advanced configuration

Tutorial description

This tutorial will guide you for advanced voip configuration in Cisco Packet Tracer 8.1.1 network simulation software.  Based on the Cisco's Hierarchical Network Design Model, this simulated network has voip call routing features enabled between two campus buildings with network services (DNS, DHCP ...) centralized in the datacenter.

In a real world environment, the CUCME router would also be located in the datacenter. However, Packet Tracer doesn't seems to support this configuration as IP phones don't register and receive a valid phone number.


Network diagram

Packet Tracer 5.3 - Small business voip configuration

Download lab (Packet Tracer >= 6.2)

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Packet Tracer 8.1.1 - IP telephony devices

Supported devices in Packet Tracer 8.1.1

Cisco Packet Tracer 8.1.1 supports three telephony devices :

  • Cisco 7960 IP Phone
  • Home VOIP device for analog phone connection to an IP network.
  • Cisco IP Communicator software on desktop or laptop PC


Cisco 7960 IP Phone

Cisco 7960 emulated IP phone in Packet Tracer - Front view

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Packet Tracer 8.0 - Netflow configuration

What is Netflow?

Netflow is a network analysis protocol that was initially created by Cisco to give the ability to collect detailled informations about network traffic as it flows through a router interface.

The data processed by Netflow collectors provides the network administrator with detailled traffic informations such as the source and destination of the traffic, class of service, .... Netflow version 9 was standardized in 2008 as IPFIX by the IETF organization. This feature is used by network operators for billing network users.

NetFlow records are exported to a Netflow collector using User Datagram Protocol (UDP). The IP address and the destination UDP port of the NetFlow collector have to be configured on the sending device (router or l3 switch). The standard value is UDP port 2055, but other values like 9555 or 9995 can also be used.

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