Network simulation software’s are commonly used for learning , teaching and research purposes.Every network administrators need a simulation software for design their own networks. That will also helps them to implementing new network typologies effectively.
Packet Tracer is a powerful network simulation program developed by Cisco. It is a Cisco router simulator, that can be used for training and education. This technology is a new and fun way to expand teaching and learning experiences beyond the limitations of a traditional lab environment. Packet Tracer helps to resolve some common challenges that instructors face on a daily basis, while enabling us to explore new frontiers in Cisco networking education.
The latest stable release of Packet tracer is version 5.3.3. We can install Packet Tracer on Microsoft Windows and Debian-Like Linux.
Steps to install Packet Tracer on Ubuntu 12.04
- Download Packet Tracer 531_i386_installer-deb.bin (Use link)
- Open terminal and
> chmod +x PacketTracer531_i386_installer-deb.bin