So let’s say you have used Packet Tracer and you are itching to use the real thing and build your own Cisco CCNA home lab. Where do you start? What we are going to try to do today is cover a few basic strategies and concepts that you can apply in building a CCNA lab. So here we go….
In our last article we used Packet tracer to build a dual stack network that supported both IPv4 and IPv6, but because not all networks support dual-stack, tunneling is used to transfer IPv6 traffic across an existing IPv4 networks. Many current internet users do not have IPv6 dual-stack support, and thus cannot reach IPv6 sites directly. Instead, they must use IPv4 infrastructure to carry IPv6 packets. This is done using a technique known as tunneling, which encapsulates IPv6 packets within IPv4, in effect using IPv4 as a link layer for IPv6. Continue reading “CCNA Packet Tracer lab IPv6 to IPv4 Tunnel” »
In some of our previous lab we have learned to address and configure routing protocols such as RIP, EIGRP and OSPF with IPv6. Additionally we have configured Network Address Translation (NAT) and Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol using IPv6. But what if you need to implement IPv6 in an existing IPv4 network, to do this we need to learn another IPv6 technology call Dual Stacking. Continue reading “CCNA Packet Tracer Lab IPv4 IPv6 Dual Stack” »
It is very important to complete as many practice labs you can find, because if you are like me reading and taking practice test are not enough to prepare you for the real exam. You need to get some real experience configuring, verifying and troubleshooting routing and switching networks. This lab has been designed to give you real hands on experience configuring Cisco routers and switches. Continue reading “CCNA Packet Tracer Mega Lab” »