Packet Tracer Switching – Course: Net+ and Sec+


Using Cisco Packet Tracer (use a Windows 7 VM if you cannot make it run on Windows 10), create a network design meeting the specifications below and upload the .pkt file to the course.

  • There is a main switch, named TopSwitch, connected to a router, named R1, through fiber optics. TopSwitch is also connected to three other switches, called Floor1, Floor2 and Floor3. All connections between switches are using copper cable.
  • Floor1 is connected to two other switches, named F1Right and F1Left. The switch Floor2 is connected to two more, named F2Right and F2Left. Floor3 is connected to a hub named F3Hub.
  • All switches will be aware of all VLANs as follows (VLAN number and name at the student’s discretion):
  • One for the IT department, located on the 1st
  • Another for printers (there is one on every floor).
  • All other equipment use a default VLAN
  • Use trunk ports appropriately to expand VLANs and R1 to route all traffic from one VLAN to another.You will need to create a sub-interface for each VLAN on the router’s interface connected to TopSwitch.
  • The equipment on the network design is:
  • One PC and one laptop for the IT department; the first on the left aisle and the second on the right aisle.
  • One PC belonging to the HR department, on the right aisle of the 2nd
  • Two PCs belonging to the Sales department, on the left aisle of the 2nd
  • Printers (the one on the 3rd floor can be connected to the switch Floor3, not the hub).
  • Every VLAN must use a different logical network, that is, the equipment in a VLAN will be in a different network than the equipment in other VLANs. IP addressing at the student’s discretion.
  • The port #3 on the switch Floor1 will be used by a security analyst performing network and port scans in a near future, so plan its configuration accordingly. The IP address will belong to the default VLAN.