How to Install GNS3 on Windows 10? – In the previous article, we discussed What is GNS3 in detail. In this article, we will install GNS3 on Windows 10 step by step.
How to Install GNS3 on Windows 10?

How to Install GNS3 on Windows 10?

GNS3 Minimum System Requirements

– Operating System – At least Windows 7 64 should be.
– Processor – You must have at least a dual core processor.
– RAM (Memory) – Minimum 4 GB is sufficient.
– Disk Space – Minimum of 1 GB is enough. However, more space may be needed for Cisco images.

GNS3 Recommended System Requirements

– Operating System – At least Windows 7 should be 64bit.
– Processor – 4 or more logical processors. Core i7 is recommended.
– RAM – 8 GB is enough. If it is 16 GB, it will be more stable.
– Disk Space – We strongly recommend using SSD disk. You must have a minimum free space of 35 GB.

In addition to the system requirements of the recommended GNS3 installation; From your Bios settings, you can enable the virtualization setting.

Now that we have provided information about the system requirements, we can now start installing the GNS3 1.4.6 program.

As shown on the screen, go to GNS3 and open an account first and download GNS3 to your computer. You can download GNS3 from different sources on the internet without signing up an account.

Update (June 15, 2018 – GNS3 2.1.8): All new versions of GNS3 on Windows operating systems have the same installation stage. The most recent version of GNS3 is 2.1.8.

How to Install GNS3 in Windows 10/8/8.1/7/XP Step by Step?

Follow the steps below to install GNS3 on Windows 10  step by step.

   Step 1

To open a new account in GNS3, click Sign Up.

How to Install GNS3 on Windows 10?

    Step 2

On the registration screen, type your name in the First Name and last name in the Last Name. Type E-mail address to be registered in the e-mail section, password in the password section and then type the password in the Confirm Password section again.

You can configure the School / Organization as Student. Select the country you live in and click the Create Account & Continue button.

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    Step 3

Once you have created a user account in GNS3, type your account information and click Login & Continue.

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    Step 4

After logging in to GNS3, click the Free Download button.

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    Step 5

To download GNS3 for Windows 10, click the Download button under Windows option.

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    Step 6

Wait while it is downloading GNS3 to your computer.

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    Step 7

After the download is completed, open the folder where the program is downloaded by clicking on Open Folder.

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    Step 8

Run the GNS3-1.4.6-all-in-one setup file as an administrator.

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    Step 9

In the GNS3 1.4.6 installation wizard, click on the Next button.

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    Step 10

On the License Agreement screen, click on the I Agree button.

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    Step 11

In the Choose Start Menu Folder window, click Next to continue.

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    Step 12

Select all the options in the Choose Components window and click on the Next button.

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    Step 13

SuperPutty v1.4.0.7 and TightVNC Viewer v.2.7 are not selected by default. Check these options and continue.

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    Step 14

You can set the installation location of GNS3 in the Choose Install Location window. Leave the default setting in this window and click the Install button.

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    Step 15

Installation of WinPcap 4.1.3 will begin before GNS3 installation begins. Click Next to install WinPcap 4.1.3.

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    Step 16

Click the I Agree button to accept the WinPcap license agreement.

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    Step 17

Select Automatically start the WinPcap driver at boot time option and click the Install button.

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    Step 18

After finishing WinPcap installation, click Finish button to close the window.

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How to Install Wireshark on GNS3?

Wireshark installation on GNS3 will start automatically. Follow the steps below to install Wireshark step by step.

    Step 1

Wait while the Wireshark program is being downloaded over the Internet.

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    Step 2

Once the download is complete, click on the Next button in the Welcome to the Wireshark 2.0.2 (64-bit) Setup Wizard installation window.

How to Install GNS3 on Windows 10?

    Step 3

In the License Agreement window, click on the I Agree button.

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    Step 4

Select all the options in the Choose Components window and click on the Next button.

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    Step 5

Select the Wireshark Desktop Icon to create a shortcut to the desktop in the Select Additional Tasks window and continue installing GNS3 step by step.

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    Step 6

Continue by clicking Next at the Wireshark installation location window.

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    Step 7

Click Next to continue.

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    Step 8

Select Install USBPcap 1.1.0.0-g794bf26 checkbox and click Install button.

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    Step 9

Wait while Wireshark is installing on GNS3.

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    Step 10

To install the USBPcap program, select the I accept the terms of the License Agreement checkbox and click on the Next button.

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    Step 11

Select Detect USB 3.0 and click the Next button.

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    Step 12

Leave the USBPcap installation location as default and click the Install button.

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    Step 13

After completing the USBPcap installation, click the Close button.

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    Step 14

Wait while Wireshark installation is being completed on GNS3.

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    Step 15

After completing the Wireshark installation, click on the Next button.

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    Step 16

Select I want to manually reboot later and click the Finish button.

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    Step 17

Once WinPcap, Wireshark, USBPcap is installed on GNS3, wait while the SolarWinds installation files are being downloaded from the Internet.

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    Step 18

In the SolarWinds Registration window, type your e-mail address.

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    Step 19

After you have entered your e-mail address, click the Continue button.

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    Step 20

Click on the Next button in the SolarWinds Response Time Viewer window.

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    Step 21

Accept the SolarWinds license agreement and click on the Next button.

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    Step 22

Leave the SolarWinds installation location as default and click on the Next button.

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    Step 23

Click on the Next button to start the installation of SolarWinds for GNS3.

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    Step 24

Wait while SolarWinds is installing.

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    Step 25

After completing the SolarWinds installation, click the Finish button.

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    Step 26

After installing additional programs for GNS3 1.4.6 installation, GNS3 installation is continuing.

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    Step 27

After completing the GNS3 installation, click on the Next button.

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    Step 28

On the Solarwinds Standard Toolset screen, select No and click Next.

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    Step 29

The SolarWinds Response Time Viewer will open as shown below. Close the SolarWinds program and continue.

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    Step 30

After completing the GNS3 installation on Windows 10 step by step, select Start GNS3 and click Finish to open the GNS3 program.

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    Step 31

Close Internet Explorer.

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    Step 32

To add Cisco Router to GNS3 later, close the Setup Wizard window.

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    Step 33

Create a new project in GNS3.

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    Step 34

You can check version 1.4.6 of GNS3 from Help / About.

How to Install GNS3 on Windows 10?

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