How To Connect Two PC In Cisco Packet Tracer

Looking for how to connect two PCs in a packet tracer? This guide will show you some seamless ways to do that.

Depending on your network topology and goal, you could want to connect two PCs directly, through a switch, or through a hub, whichever way, the hack is knowing the correct cable type to use and assigning IP address properly.

In this article, I will show you how to connect two PCs directly, through a switch and a hub.

Let’s get started.

How to connect Two PC directly in packet tracer

You can connect two PCs directly in packet tracer by following the steps below:

Step 1: Open the Cisco Packet Tracer.

Step 2: After opening packet tracer simulation tools, click on End devices from the bottom left corner and add two PCs to the screen.

Step 3: Connect the two PCs with a copper crossover cable by selecting the cables menu from the bottom left corner of the window and using it to join the two PCs.

A green signal on the wire shows they’re ready to communicate.

Step 4: Assign an IP address to the two PCs. Because these two PCs are on the same local area network, their IP addresses should be from the same network address. Here is the IP address table you can use;

HostIP addressSubnet Mask
PC1192.168.1.2255.255.255.0
PC2192.168.1.3255.255.255.0

Step 5: Test the configuration: Open one of the PCs Command prompt and ping the other to see if it is reachable

Here is a video on how you can complete these steps;

How to Connect two PCs to Hub in packet tracer

You can connect two PCs to a hub in the packet tracer by following the steps below:

Step 1: Open the Cisco Packet Tracer.

Step 2: Select ‘network devices’ from the bottom left corner of the window.

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Step 3: Select ‘Hubs’ from the bottom left corner of the window (just beneath the row you selected ‘network device’).

Step 4: Add a hub to the screen.

Step 5: Add two PCs to the screen.

Step 6: Connect the each of the PCs to the hub using copper straight-through cable.

Step 7: Assign an IP address to the two PCs. Use the IP address and the subnet mask shown in the table below.

HostIP addressSubnet Mask
PC1192.168.1.2255.255.255.0
PC2192.168.1.3255.255.255.0

Step 8: Test the configuration: Open one of the PCs Command prompt and ping the other to see if it is reachable

Here is a video showing how to complete the above steps;

How to Connect Two PC to switch in packet tracer

You can connect two PCs to a switch in the packet tracer by following the steps below:

Step 1: Open the Cisco Packet Tracer.

Step 2: Select ‘network devices’ from the bottom left corner of the window.

Step 3: Select ‘Switches’ from the bottom left corner of the window (just beneath the row you selected ‘network device’).

Step 4: Add a switch to the screen.

Step 5: Add two PCs to the screen.

Step 6: Connect each of the PCs to the switch using a copper straight-through cable.

Step 7: Assign an IP address to the two PCs. Use the IP address and the subnet mask shown in the table below.

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HostIP addressSubnet Mask
PC1192.168.1.2255.255.255.0
PC2192.168.1.3255.255.255.0

Step 8: Test the configuration: Open one of the PC’s Command prompt and ping the other to see if it is reachable

Here is a video showing how to complete the above steps;

 

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