Cisco Packet Tracer Tutorial: Peer to Peer and Client Server Network

In this Cisco packet tracer tutorial, we will simulate a Peer to Peer and Client Server network. Because in the previous article I have not discussed the Peer to peer network and Client Server. I will explain briefly in advance so that you and your readers will understand the basis of what you are practicing.

Peer-to-peer network (P2P) is one of the computer network models consisting of two or several computers, with the main goal is to share resources and services, such as the use of programs, data and printers together.

-The advantages of this peer to peer network: easy and inexpensive in its implementation, does not require special software and does not need to have a network admin to manage it.

-The lack of peer to peer networks: not suitable for large-scale networks and low security levels.

Network Client Server is a network that one of several computers functioned as a server to serve, while other computers are made into clients.

-The advantages of this client server: easy backup, special management and a good and safe administration system.

-Lack of client server: large installation costs, spec must be qualified and server dependency.

Enough of the theory, we go straight to the practice of simulating it.

Peer to Peer

  • Open the Cisco Packet Tracer program that you have installed
  • Create network design as shown
  • Use a crossover cable to connect the two computers
  • Then now you will manually set the IP Address of each computer, click on PC0> move to the Desktop tab> click IP Configuration ip configuration
  • Continue to select the radio Static button to manually set the IP address, fill it with IP 192.168.1.1> click on the subnet mask, it will automatically fill in by default
  • When it’s finished, click the cross (x) in the right corner to close the windo
  • Then do the same thing as in steps 4-6, but fill in the IP address PC1 with 192.168.1.2
  • After all the configuration has finished you make … Continue to the testing phase of the connection of the two PCs
  • Click PC0 again then move to the Desktop tab> select Command Prompt
  • After the Command Prompt window opens, type the command ping 192.168.1.2 which is to test the connection to PC1. Functioning or not … If the connection to PC1 is successful, a message will appear “Reply from 192.168.1.2 blah blah blah …” as shown below the ping test
  • In addition to testing through the command prompt, we can also test via the Packet Data Unit (PDU) available on Cisco Packet Tracer.
  • Click the Envelope icon with the plus + (1) sign on the common toolbar on the right or press the letter P on the keyboard for the shortcut. Continue to move to Simulation mode (2), and click Autor Capture / Play (3)
  • Then click on PC0 and also PC1, when the data packet simulation simulation shows a green check mark on PC0, it means that the packet was sent successfully or on the PDU list window there will be a message “succesfull” as shown below.
  • Congrats! You created a Peer to Peer network simulation. Continue to the Client Server

Client Server

  • Create a new file by clicking on the menubar or on the toolbar, or via the Ctrl + N shortcut key
  • Here you will need network tools such as Server, Switch, PC and Straight Cable
  • Create Client Server network design as shown below
  • Configure the IP Address from the start server and the 4 PCs used … The switch does not need to be configured again.
  • Follow steps 4-6 above that I have explained. With IP Address Server 192.168.1.1/24 and PC1-4 192.168.1.11-14
  • Perform testing from Server to 4 PCs used. You can go through the Command Prompt (like steps 9 and 10 above) or through the PDU like steps 11 and 12 above.
  • The Client Server model is still manually configured, later I will discuss about how to develop it into a DHCP network, what is DHCP? I will discuss later in the next article …

If all the steps you follow are successful, then you have successfully simulated the Peer to Peer network and Client Server on Cisco Packet Tracer. Okay That’s pretty much before, the Cisco Packet Tracer Tutorial Peer to Peer Network and Client Server. Hopefully it can be useful and increase your insight. Thank you

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