How To Power On Layer 3 Switch in Packet Tracer

Unless you power on layer 3 switch; specifically 3650, you will not be able to configure it or even access the command line interface(CLI).

In this post, I will show you how to power on Layer 3 switch in packet tracer; both the steps you need to take and a video demonstrations of the process

Here is a video showing How To Power On Layer 3 Switch in Packet Tracer;

How to Power on 3650 Switch in Packet Tracer(steps)

Here are the steps you can take to power on 3650 switch on Packet tracer;

Step 1: Add a Layer 3 Switch

To power on a Layer 3 switch, you must first add it to your network topology. We have a separate post on how to add the layer 3 switch on packet tracer.

Step 2: Launch the ‘Physical Tab’ of the switch

Select the Layer 3 switch by clicking on it, and it will load up the physical tab of the switch.

Step 3: Power on the Switch

Drag “AC-POWER-SUPPLY” from the left corner and drop on the first power interface of the switch located at the top right corner.

How to turn on layer 3 switch in packet tracer

Repeat the process for the second power interface.

Here is a video that demonstrates how to complete the above steps;


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