Configure the Network with RIP Packet Tracer Challenge

Overview

In the lab, we configure a network topology which includes three Cisco 1841 or 1941 routers, three Cisco 2960 switches, and three PCs. The three routers need to be connected to each other over serial connections. {loadposition adposition5}Each router also needs to be  connected to a switch over a fast ethernet (1841) or gigabit ethernet port (1941). Each PC needs to be connected to a switch. The goal of the lab is to do the following things:

1) Wire all of the devices in the network as instructed,
2) Configure the ip addressing and names of all of the devices as instructed,
3) Configure the devices using CLI commands as instructed,
4) Configure RIP so all devices can communicate over the network,
5) Verify that all PCs can communicate with each other over the network

I have created a Packet Tracer Activity which has all of the lab instructions included in it and will also check your results when you are finished. You will need Packet Tracer version 5.3.3. You can download the activity by clicking here, : CCNA2_Configure_the_Network_Challenge_1b.zip

Here is an image of the network topology at the start of the activity lab.

 

Lab Outline

1) Wire the network. The serial interfaces with .2 as the address should be the DCE.
2) Configure the ip addressing and names of all of the devices as shown in the topology
3) Configure the devices using the commands listed below
4) Configure RIP so all devices can communicate over the network

Notes:
• Login passwords should be “cisco” (no quotes)
• Enable secret should be “class” (no quotes)
• Clock rates should be set to 64000
• Interface descriptions should be based on the connected network subnet like: “network-1”, “network-2”, up to “network-6”
• commands not listed below are: “enable” are “configure terminal”
• Start wiring the local area networks from the PCs using first available ethernet ports. PC1 to S1(fa0/1) and S1(fa0/2) to R1(fa0/0). Start wiring serial ports clockwise starting from R1(0/0/0) to R2 (0/0/0), R2(0/0/1) to R2 (0/0/0), etc.. (Remember the .2s should be the DCEs.)
• PCs should be configured with .10 host addresses, switches with .2 host addresses, and routers with .1 and .2 host addresses (refer to diagram)

Router Commands

hostname <name>
banner motd <#No unauthorized access!#>
enable secret <password>
line console 0
password <password>
login
line vty 0 4
password <password>
login
int fa 0/0
ip address <ip addr> <mask>
description <description>
no shut
int s 0/0/0
ip address <ip addr> <mask>
clock rate <rate num> (only if the interface is the DCE)
description <description>
no shut
int s 0/0/1
ip address <ip addr> <mask>
clock rate <rate num> (only if the interface is the DCE)
description <description>
no shut
router rip
network <net address>
network <net address>
network <net address>
copy running-config startup-config

Switch Commands

hostname <name>
banner motd <#No unauthorized access!#>
enable secret <password>
line console 0
password <password>
login
line vty 0 15
password <password>
login
int vlan 1
ip address <ip addr> <mask>
no shutdown
ip default-gateway <ip addr>
copy running-config startup-config

Author: Dan

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

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