Download Packet Tracer For Windows and Linux

This article provides direct download links of Cisco packet tracer for all versions (7.1.1, 7.1.0, 7.0, 6.3, 5.0 & 4.0), platform (Linux, Windows, Android and Mac) and editions (32bits & 64bits) with various downloading options (zip, exe, torrent, individual file or all files).

Earlier downloading packet tracer was restricted. Only students who were enrolled in Cisco Academy courses were allowed to download the packet tracer. This policy was changed recently. Now anyone can download packet tracer from Cisco’s official site.

Cisco’s official site offers only recent versions of packet tracer for downloading. You cannot download earlier versions of packet tracer from there. Packet Tracer is improved in each version, practice lab created in one version may or may not work in other version. If you do not have any practice lab created in earlier version or just started learning from scratch, you may consider downloading the latest version of packet tracer from Cisco’s official website.

In order to download packet tracer from Cisco’s official site, you have to register in Cisco Academy courses with a free account. Once your account is approved, you can download the latest version of packet tracer from there.

If you are in hurry or do not wish to register in Cisco Academy courses or looking an earlier version of packet tracer or for any other reason searching for an alternative method to download the packet tracer, following section is exactly what you need. It offers direct download links for all versions of packet tracer for Windows and Linux.

Download Cisco Packet Tracer 7.1.1 (Latest Version)

Cisco Packet Tracer 7.1.1 download link for Windows (10, 8.1, 7.0) 64 bits edition

Cisco Packet Tracer 7.1.1 download link for Windows (10, 8.1, 7.0) 32 bits edition

Cisco Packet Tracer 7.1.1 download link for Linux 64 bits edition

Cisco Packet Tracer 7.1.1 torrent download link for Windows 64 bits & 32 bits and Linux 64 bits

Download Packet Tracer 7.1.0 (Previous Version)

Cisco Packet Tracer 7.1.0 download link for Windows (10, 8.1, 7.0) 64 bits edition

Cisco Packet Tracer 7.1.0 download link for Windows (10, 8.1, 7.0) 32 bits

Cisco Packet Tracer 7.1.0 download link for Linux 64 bits

Cisco Packet Tracer 7.1.0 torrent download link for Windows 64 & 32 bits and Linux 64 bits

Download Packet Tracer 7.0.0 (Previous Version)

Cisco Packet Tracer 7.0 download link for Linux 32 bits

Cisco Packet Tracer 7.0 download link for Linux 64 bits

Cisco Packet Tracer 7.0 download link for Windows 32 bits

Cisco Packet Tracer 7.0 download link for Windows 64 bits

Cisco Packet Tracer 6.3 (Previous Version)

Cisco Packet Tracer 6.3 download link for Linux

Cisco Packet Tracer 6.3 download link for Windows

Download Packet Tracer 5.0 (Older Version)

Cisco Packet Tracer 5.0 download link for Windows

Download Packet Tracer 4.0 (Older Version)

Cisco Packet Tracer 4.0 download link for Windows

Download Packet Tracer (Torrent Link)

Cisco Packet Tracer download link all versions for Windows and Linux

Download Packet Tracer for MAC OS and Apple (iPhone)

Download Packet Tracer form App Store.

Download Packet Tracer for Android IOS (Smart Phone)

Download Packet Tracer form Google Play.

Once desired version of packet tracer is downloaded, you may check these to tutorials to learn how to install it in Windows and in Linux.

How to install and activate packet tracer in Windows

This tutorial explains how to install Cisco Packet Tracer in Windows step by step.

How to install and start Packet Tracer in Ubuntu

This tutorial explains how to install Cisco packet tracer in Ubuntu Linux and run it from user’s home directory.

A brief introduction of packet tracer

Packet Tracer is the network simulator software. It simulates some essential networking devices which are usually used in CCNA lab. Cisco devices are expensive. An average CCNA lab would cost you more than 300$. Packet Tracer cuts this cost by simulating all necessary equipment for CCNA practice.

Simulation based learning environment helps students and instructors. Students can learn how to configure routers and switches from command line. Packet Tracer provides visual drag and drop problem using virtual networking devices. Instructors can create their own self-evaluated assignments for students or use it to demonstrate networking concepts.

Each new version of packet tracer is improved from its previous version. The current version of packet tracer is 7.1.1. In this version following new devices are added.

  • Multilayer switch: - 3650
  • Router: - 4321
  • WLC: - 2504 and Generic
  • Access Point: - AC and Generic Wireless
  • Wireless Access Device: - 3702

new feature of packet tracer 7.1.1

Minimum system requirements for packet tracer 7.1.1 are following.

RequirementsMinimumRecommended
CPUIntel Pentium 4Intel Pentium 3.0 GHz or better
OSWindows 7, Ubuntu 14.04 LTS Windows 8 or 10, Ubuntu 16.04 or Latest version
RAM2 GB4 GB
Storage500 MB1 GB
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Packet tracer neither puts a cap on memory usages nor limits the number of devices which you can add. While creating a complex topology or loop, make sure you don’t add too many devices. Adding too many devices or creating looped topology may raise memory consumption rapidly.

Since Packet Tracer was developed for CCNA practice lab, it uses a small and simplified version of Cisco IOS. If some commands do not work in packet tracer but work in real device or in some advance simulator software such as GNS3, simply they are not included in simplified version of IOS.

Networking devices available in packer tracer contain only essential commands and features. If you are preparing only for CCNA level exam, you need to worry about remaining commands and features. For CCNA level exam, commands and features available in packet tracer are sufficient.

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