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How to Connect Between Devices Via Network Wire on Cisco Packet Tracer(Virtual Program)?

  • Difficulty Level : Basic
  • Last Updated : 31 May, 2021

In this article, we will look into how we can connect two computers/laptops using a virtual program called CISCO Packet Tracer. It can help us share files among the systems easily. A virtual program is used to set up the appropriate connection as it gives us a brief idea about the requirements for establishing a physical connection like hubs, switches, and routers, etc. 

Prerequisites:

  • Laptop/Desktop
  • CISCO Packet Tracer program

Setting Up:

Follow the below steps to initiate the setup for the connection:

Step 1: Download Cisco Packet Tracer.

Step 2: Run and install the setup (You can be requested to log in to your Cisco Networking Academy Account or you can also log in as a guest).

Step 3: After the installation procedure has completed this display (below) will appear when you run the Cisco Packet Tracer-Start the application.



Cisco Packet Tracer

Implementation:

Follow the below steps to implement the connection:

Step 1: From the bottom toolbar, click on ‘End Devices’ and select ‘PC’ and then click on the screen (for two PC’s do this step twice).

Bottom toolbar->End devices->PC

This is how it will appear on the screen

Step 2: Now to connect the PC’s, we require a wire; we use cross-over wire to connect similar devices.

Select Connections from the bottom toolbar, and select cross-over wire (that is the fourth wire).

A Cross-Over Wire is largely used to connect the computing gadgets, additionally, cross wire cables are used to connect devices of equal type.



Step 3: After selecting the wire click on the computer on the screen(here PC0) and select FastEthernet0.

Then, drag the wire to the other pc (here PC1) and do the same.

Step 4: Now, we will assign the IP address to both the PCs (PC0 & PC1).

An IP address (Internet Protocol) is nothing but the numerical designation of the devices connected to the network, that use the Internet protocol as a communication medium.

Click on PC0. A dialog box will appear on the screen, select Desktop and then select IP configuration :

After clicking on IP configuration this is what will appear

Now in IPv4 Address, write 192.168.1.1, Subnet mask will be 255.255.2550



Similarly, assign 192.168.1.2 to PC1

We have successfully connected two computers.

Now to check this, we will transfer data from one computer to another and check whether the transfer is successful or not. To do so follow the below steps:

Step 1: From the Secondary Toolbar at the top, select ‘Add sample PDU’ that is the second last icon.

Step 2: Now click on PC0 and then PC1. 

Now if in Realtime box- PDU list window it shows successful, that means all the connections are correct and the data transfer is successful

You have successfully connected two computers, using the virtual program Cisco Packet Tracer.

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