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Implementation of Hybrid Topology in Cisco

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  • Last Updated : 22 Jun, 2022
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The arrangement of a network that comprises nodes and connecting lines via sender and receiver is referred to as network topology. The combination of two or more topologies in a computer network is called Hybrid Topology. These combined topologies can be a combination of bus topology, mesh topology, ring topology, star topology, and tree topology. To learn about Hybrid Topology refer to the Advantages and Disadvantages of Hybrid Topology article.

In this article, we will see steps to configure and set up Hybrid topology in cisco packet tracer.

Step 1: First, open the cisco packet tracer desktop and select the devices given below:

S.NODeviceModel Name
1.PCPC
2.SwitchPT-Switch

IP Addressing Table:

S.NODeviceIPv4 AddressSubnet Mask
1.pc0192.168.0.1255.255.255.0
2.pc1192.168.0.2255.255.255.0
3.pc2192.168.0.3255.255.255.0
4.pc3192.168.0.4255.255.255.0
5.pc4192.168.0.5255.255.255.0
6.pc5192.168.0.6255.255.255.0
7.pc6192.168.0.7255.255.255.0
8.pc7192.168.0.8255.255.255.0
9.pc8192.168.0.9255.255.255.0
  • Then, create a network topology as shown below the image (Bus, ring, and star topology).
  • Use an Automatic connecting cable to connect the devices with others.

 

Step 2: Configure the PCs (hosts) with IPv4 address and Subnet Mask according to the IP addressing table given above.

  • To assign an IP address in PC0, click on PC0.
  • Then, go to desktop and IP configuration and there you will find IPv4 configuration.
  • Add IPv4 address and subnet mask.

 

 Assigning IP address using the ipconfig command.

  • We can also assign an IP address with the help of a command.
  • Go to the command terminal of the PC.
  • Now type ipconfig <IPv4 address><subnet mask><default gateway>(if needed)
exmaple: ipconfig 192.168.0.1 255.255.255.0

 

  • Repeat the same procedure with other PCs to configure them thoroughly.

Step 3: Verify the connection by pinging the IP address of any host in PC0.

  • Use the ping command to verify the connection.
  • We will check, if we are getting any replies or not.
  • As we can see here getting replies from a targeted node on both PCs. Hence the connection is verified.

 

  • A simulation of the experiment is given below we have sent two PDU packets one targeted from PC0 to PC4 and another targeted from PC3 to PC8.

Output:

 

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