How To Connect Two Routers Using Serial Port in Packet Tracer

A serial connection is a type of point-to-point connection used for WAN connections. It is used to connect one router to another.

As we know, a wide area network is a type of network that consists of one or more routers, resulting in multiple subnet networks within a specific network topology. In the real world, a serial connection is a type of connection used in leased lines.

In this post, we will configure a serial connection between two routers.

Here is a video tutorial of what we will be covering in this post;

As shown below, the network topology we will be making use of consists of two routers with laptops attached to each of them.

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network topology for connecting serial port

How to join two Routers Using Serial Port:

The process to connect two routers using the serial port is summarized in the steps below:

Step 1: Add two routers to the window

Step 2: Click on one of the router0.

Step 3: Navigate to the ‘Physical’ tab.

Step 4: From the left corner, turn off the router.

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Step 5: Drag ‘NMI-2T’ from left to right.

Step 6: Turn on the Router.

Step 7: Repeat step3 to step4 for Router1

Step 8: Join the two router using the serial cable

Here is a video tutorial that covers the steps outlined above;

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