Discovering computer networks: hands on in the Open Networking Lab
Discovering computer networks: hands on in the Open Networking Lab

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Discovering computer networks: hands on in the Open Networking Lab

Session 16: Building a more complex network

This session focuses on using the skills you have learnt in this course to make a more complex network from scratch. The network scenario is a company with several offices which need to be connected. You will look at configuring IPv4 and IPv6 addresses, adding routing protocols, and testing connectivity. You will have opportunities to try out some aspects of these activities yourself using PT Anywhere. The video demonstrations in this session all use Packet Tracer rather than Packet Tracer Anywhere; this is because some of the commands needed for this more complex network are not available in the simpler interface of Packet Tracer Anywhere.

By the end of this session, you will be able to:

  • configure IPv4 and IPv6 addresses

  • configure the RIP routing protocol for IPv4 and IPv6

  • use show commands to interrogate the configuration of a device.

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