Network Simulator

  user8 16:58 17 Apr 2009

Any good free network simulators out their?
Have been using one through Cisco but am after one that can do more.

  user8 17:20 17 Apr 2009

I currently use Packet Tracer 4.0 via Cisco.

  Tech Guy 18:38 17 Apr 2009

To sim cisco kit:

Packet tracer 5 is out.

The only other really is GNS3.

Or just spend a few quid and buy yourself a lab - nothing beats real kit.

To sim microsoft:

virtual pc, free from microsoft
virtual server again from microsoft

  user8 14:10 25 Apr 2009

And also have a look at building a DIY Lab.

  kidsis 11:14 26 Apr 2009

would any of you know what if any computer specs would be necessary for cisco simulator?

  Tech Guy 18:27 26 Apr 2009

Packet tracer 5 works on any modern PC.

Just download it and try.

  kidsis 15:30 28 Apr 2009

hi, thanks for that. I've had a look at the specs of Packet tracer 5 and it does seem my laptop will do, though I have integrated graphics and sound.

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