Basic Network Configuration PT Activity

Overview

This is a beginning network configuration activity in Packet Tracer 6.1. This activity is designed to challenge you with some basic Cisco IOS configurations using a Cisco 1941 router, two Cisco Catalyst 2960 switches, a TFTP server and two PCs. In this Packet Tracer activity you are asked to configure the following items:

Step 1. Assign IPv4 addresses, subnet masks and default gateways to PC-A, PC-B, and Server1

Step 2. Configure the router with the following settings:
– hostname: R1
– console password: cisco
– vty 0-to-4 password: cisco
– enable secret: class
– banner message of the day: Unauthorized access is not allowed!
– encrypt all passwords
– configure Gigabit Ethernet interfaces with:
— IPv4 addresses,
— subnet masks,
— descriptions (LAN-Management, LAN-Student)
— bring-up the interfaces
– save the running configuration

Step 3. Configure each switch with the following settings:
– hostname: S1, S2
– console password: cisco
– vty 0-to-15 password: cisco
– enable secret: class
– banner message of the day: Unauthorized access is not allowed!
– encrypt all passwords
– configure interface VLAN 1 with:
— IPv4 address,
— subnet mask,
— bring-up the interface
– default gateway IPv4 address
– save running configuration

Step 4. Copy the IOS and startup-config file on R1, to the Server1 TFTP server.

Lab Activity Diagram/Topology Packet Tracer - Screenshot

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BasicNetworkConfiguration-Activity2.zip

Author: Dan

Dan teaches computer networking and security classes at Central Oregon Community College.

9 thoughts on “Basic Network Configuration PT Activity”

  1. Respected Sir,
    In the given activity, the router R1 is not having ios to configure.Similar with the switches.Please help Sir. Hope you do the needful.
    Thanking You,

    With Regards,
    Vignesh U Kamath

    1. If you cannot click on the IOS directly in PT then you have to attach a console cable from the PC to the switch or router and use the desktop terminal application.

  2. Respected Sir,
    I have been trapped in another problem. I could not backup ios file to tftp server.Giving Error as ‘Writing c1900-universalk9-mz.SPA.151-1.M4.bin…%Error opening flash:c1900-universalk9-mz.SPA.151-1.M4.bin (No such file or directory)’. Please help Sir. Hope you do the needful.
    Thanking You,

    With Regards,
    Vignesh U Kamath

    1. Make sure you can ping the tftp server first. Then do a show flash to make sure of the file name of the ios bin file that you are backing up.

  3. Dan,
    Got the system up and running, copied over the flash file.
    When I go to copy over the startup-config file – it shows it copied, I check the tftp server and its there with the correct name, but the check results says it isnt.

    ?

    1. Here is what I am putting in:
      R1>en
      Password:
      R1#ping 192.168.1.254

      Type escape sequence to abort.
      Sending 5, 100-byte ICMP Echos to 192.168.1.254, timeout is 2 seconds:
      !!!!!
      Success rate is 100 percent (5/5), round-trip min/avg/max = 0/0/0 ms

      R1#copy st
      R1#copy startup-config tftp
      Address or name of remote host []? 192.168.1.254
      Destination filename [R1-confg]?

      Writing startup-config…!!
      [OK – 837 bytes]

      837 bytes copied in 0 secs
      R1#

  4. Dan, I have same problem on R1-confg file on TFTP server.

    I do the same as mike.
    R1#copy startup-config tftp
    Address or name of remote host []? 192.168.1.254
    Destination filename [R1-confg]? R1-confg

    Writing startup-config….!!
    [OK – 830 bytes]

    830 bytes copied in 3.004 secs (276 bytes/sec)

    I look on the server tftp file it saved already but the problem is R1-confg did not read on checkresult.

    1. You did it right. Unfortunately the grading tool does not always register certain things. I could not get the grading tool to register it as completed.

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