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Cisco Packet Tracer is a powerful network simulation program that allows students to experiment with network behavior and ask “what if” questions. As an integral part of the Networking Academy comprehensive learning experience, Packet Tracer provides simulation, visualization, authoring, assessment, and collaboration capabilities and facilitates the teaching and learning of complex technology concepts. [https://www.netacad.com/web/about-us/cisco-packet-tracer Source]
  
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== Disclaimer ==
== The easy way ==
 
  
You can just download [http://cisco.netacad.net/cnams/resourcewindow/noncurr/downloadTools/app_files/PacketTracer533_Generic_Fedora.tar.gz the generic version] (when you are logged in) and install it like any other program.  
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Understand if you have permission from Cisco Systems to use this software. If you do not meet eligibility, discontinue your progress and consider alternatives such as [[GNS3]].
  
Or you can use the [[AUR]] package {{AUR|packettracer}}:
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== Installation ==
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=== 64-bit systems ===
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See the [[AUR]] article for important usage topics. For now, only download and extract the tarball for {{AUR|packettracer}} from the [[AUR]].
  
'''Requirements:'''
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You will need to have access to the file {{ic|PacketTracer71_64bit_linux.tar.gz}} to continue with the installation. For your convenience, the sha1sum of this file is provided below.
  
You should have installed the package group base-devel before (pacman -S base-devel).
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$ sha1sum PacketTracer71_64bit_linux.tar.gz
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bbc776e62725ac714c228e87e239dda4dfd9449c  PacketTracer71_64bit_linux.tar.gz
  
* Download PacketTracer533_Generic_Fedora.tar.gz (you can find this package with google)
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Copy this file to your working directory with the same name and continue the installation normally. The [[PKGBUILD]] file found in the earlier tarball will require this archive. It is not provided in the tarball itself for ethical and legal reasons. The required file may change in the future, based on the version of PacketTracer available at that time. At the time of writing, the file is named {{ic|PacketTracer71_64bit_linux.tar.gz}}.
* Download https://aur.archlinux.org/packages/pa/packettracer/packettracer.tar.gz:
 
wget https://aur.archlinux.org/packages/pa/packettracer/packettracer.tar.gz
 
* Extract packettracer.tar.gz and go into that directory:
 
tar -xzf packettracer.tar.gz
 
cd packettracer
 
* Put PacketTracer533_Generic_Fedora.tar.gz into that directory.
 
* Run makepkg as a normal user:
 
makepkg
 
* The Package is now build and you could install it for your platform (as root):
 
pacman -U packettracer-5.3.3-1-i686.pkg.tar.xz
 
or
 
pacman -U packettracer-5.3.3-1-amd64.pkg.tar.xz
 
* Done.
 
  
== The hard (old) way ==
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Finally, please read the EULA at {{ic|/usr/share/licenses/packettracer/eula.txt}} and uninstall if you do not agree. If you agree, the program can be found under most menu systems in the Internet category.
  
PacketTracer is an application from Cisco that allows network simulations and training using Cisco/Linksys products (like routers/switches/wireless hardware).
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=== Assessment environment check ===
  
I used to run it under Wine but the Linux version is now available; unfortunately it is only for Ubuntu/Debian and Fedora/Red Hat.  
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The Cisco Packet Tracer-based Assessment Environment Check is used to confirm that students can start packet tracer activities for assessments such as practice and final exams. It is critical that you have a working version of [[Java]] installed. Perform the check at [http://skills.netacad.net/check/check.html this page] to confirm whether or not this ability is functional.
  
But of course it can be installed on Arch (what can't you do with Arch? :)) with a little work.  
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javaws PT-Assessment-Client.jnlp
  
- Run the installer. While it displays the license agreement, '''DO NOT DO ANYTHING!'''
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== See also ==
Go to another terminal and run
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* [[GNS3]]
find /tmp -iname *.deb
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* [https://www.netacad.com/web/about-us/cisco-packet-tracer Cisco Packet Tracer - Networking Academy]
 
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* [http://skills.netacad.net/check/check.html Cisco Packet Tracer-based Assessment Environment Check]
- Grab the .deb file, put it somewhere (like {{ic|~/tmp}}) and issue this command:
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* [https://youtu.be/NPJpQrZ1C_s PacketTracer -- video visualizing the installation process]
 
 
bsdtar -xf PacketTracer-5.0-u.i386.deb data.tar.gz
 
 
 
- Decompress the data.tar.gz file, it will create a folder {{ic|usr}} within the currently directory, and within {{ic|usr/local}} there is a folder 'PacketTracer5'. Move it to {{ic|/usr/local/}}.
 
 
 
- To run:
 
/usr/local/PacketTracer5/bin/PacketTracer5
 
 
 
Enjoy :)
 
 
 
Looks ugly, but you can fix this and make it grab your system theme by symlinking the Qt libraries in {{ic|/usr/local/PacketTracer5/lib/}} to the ones in {{ic|/usr/lib}}, e.g.
 
 
 
libQt3Support.so.4.3.3 -> /usr/lib/libQt3Support.so.4
 
libQtCore.so.4.3.3 -> /usr/lib/libQtCore.so.4.3.3
 
libQtGui.so.4.3.3 -> /usr/lib/libQtGui.so.4.3.3
 
libQtNetwork.so.4.3.3 -> /usr/lib/libQtNetwork.so.4
 
libQtSql.so.4.3.3 -> /usr/lib/libQtSql.so.4
 
libQtXml.so.4.3.3 -> /usr/lib/libQtXml.so.4
 

Latest revision as of 03:23, 24 December 2017

Cisco Packet Tracer is a powerful network simulation program that allows students to experiment with network behavior and ask “what if” questions. As an integral part of the Networking Academy comprehensive learning experience, Packet Tracer provides simulation, visualization, authoring, assessment, and collaboration capabilities and facilitates the teaching and learning of complex technology concepts. Source

Disclaimer

Understand if you have permission from Cisco Systems to use this software. If you do not meet eligibility, discontinue your progress and consider alternatives such as GNS3.

Installation

64-bit systems

See the AUR article for important usage topics. For now, only download and extract the tarball for packettracerAUR from the AUR.

You will need to have access to the file PacketTracer71_64bit_linux.tar.gz to continue with the installation. For your convenience, the sha1sum of this file is provided below.

$ sha1sum PacketTracer71_64bit_linux.tar.gz
bbc776e62725ac714c228e87e239dda4dfd9449c  PacketTracer71_64bit_linux.tar.gz

Copy this file to your working directory with the same name and continue the installation normally. The PKGBUILD file found in the earlier tarball will require this archive. It is not provided in the tarball itself for ethical and legal reasons. The required file may change in the future, based on the version of PacketTracer available at that time. At the time of writing, the file is named PacketTracer71_64bit_linux.tar.gz.

Finally, please read the EULA at /usr/share/licenses/packettracer/eula.txt and uninstall if you do not agree. If you agree, the program can be found under most menu systems in the Internet category.

Assessment environment check

The Cisco Packet Tracer-based Assessment Environment Check is used to confirm that students can start packet tracer activities for assessments such as practice and final exams. It is critical that you have a working version of Java installed. Perform the check at this page to confirm whether or not this ability is functional.

javaws PT-Assessment-Client.jnlp

See also