On September 11, 2019, Cisco Networking Academy released the latest version of the network simulator software, 7.2.2, for its users. You can download this new version for both Windows and Linux systems by signing in to Netacad.
How to Setup Cisco Packet Tracer 7.2.2
The 7.2.2 release of Packet Tracer is the 2nd maintenance release for 7.2 and the build number is 7.2.2.0418. You can easily update/upgrade the PT installed on your computer to the new version.
The most striking feature of the Packet Tracer 7.2 is its new visual theme. In this version, you can review the new workspace, improvements, and new devices after installation.
Processor: Intel Pentium 4, 2.53 GHz or equivalent
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7, Microsoft Windows 8.1, Microsoft Windows 10 or Ubuntu 16.04 LTS
RAM: 2 GB
Storage: 1.4 GB of free disk space
Screen Resolution: 1024 x 768
Language fonts that support Unicode encoding
Latest video card drivers and operating system updates
Processor: Intel Pentium 4, 3.0 GHz or higher
RAM: 4 GB
Storage: 1.6 GB of free disk space
Screen Resolution: 1920 x 1080
Sound card and speakers
After explaining the minimum and recommended system requirements of Packet Tracer, let’s examine the installation step by step.
How to Use Cisco Network Simulator in Windows 10
Before proceeding with the installation steps, download the PT for your Windows computer by clicking here. Then, follow the instructions below in order for a step-by-step installation.
Right-click on the Cisco PT setup file that you downloaded to your computer and click Run as Administrator from the drop-down options.
When the Windows 10 file security warning window opens, click the Run button to run the setup file.
In the PT license agreement window, select I accept the agreement to accept the license and click Next.
In the Select Destination Location window, if you want to change the location you want to install, you can select a different location by clicking the Browse button.
Click Next directly to continue with the wizard’s default location.
In the Select Start Menu Folder window, you can change the name of the folder for the start menu after installation, as the name suggests. Leave the default option here and continue the installation.
In the Select Additional Tasks window, you can create a desktop shortcut and a quick launch shortcut for Packet Tracer on your computer.
In this step, you can continue by creating a desktop shortcut.
In the Ready to Install window, you can review the configurations required to install Packet Tracer from the image below. If you want to make a change, you can go back to the previous steps.
Click the Install button to start copying files directly.
Wait while copying the files required for PT 64 Bit to your system. This process will be completed in a few minutes!
After the necessary files have copied, you will see a warning window prompting you to restart your computer to use PTSA (Packet Tracer Skills Based Assessment). In the Setup Info window, click OK.
After the CPT Setup Wizard completed, click Finish to run the simulator.
Wait while the Cisco network simulator opens.
In this step, when you see the Cisco login screen, you can log in to the remote server by typing your Netacad account information. Otherwise, if you do not have a Netacad account, click on the Guest Login button to run the program.
After clicking the Guest Login button, a timer of 15 seconds will start, and after that time you can run the simulator by clicking the Confirm Guest button.
After installation, you can examine the working environment of Packet Tracer as shown in the image below.
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