How to Download Cisco Packet Tracer for Mac

Cisco Systems have been successfully developing cross-platform tools. Especially for users to create network topologies, simulate Cisco router and switches called Tracers. If you think of a scenario where a new office is to be set up. The Cisco Packet provides you with a layout for networking (LAN’s) on your MAC in the office. It also allows the user to switch between networks and create interchangeable router networks.
download cisco packet tracer for mac
 
In this tutorial you will learn a step by step guide to download and install free Cisco packet tracer for your MAC OS.

Cisco Packet Tracer for Mac

Conducting network tests on real hardware can be an expensive process. In such situations, Cisco packet Tracers come in very useful letting users conduct virtual configurations of routers, switches, and other networking devices virtually.
 
Since there is no Cisco Tracer for Mac we will need Wineskin to use Cisco Packet Tracer on iMac or MacBook Pro.
 
Follow these simple steps to download Cisco packet tracer.
 

1. Download and Install WineSkin Winery on your Mac

  • Download Wineskin from their official website.
  • Wineskin runs on the following MAC devices;
    1. OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard
    2. OS X 10.7 Lion
    3. OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion
    4. OS X 10.9 Mavericks
    5. OS X 10.10 Yosemite

Make sure you have the right MAC OS configuration.

  • Once the download is complete, the following will be the installation process.
  • Open the downloaded file on the desktop.
  • Click on the (+) button on the file that opens followed by download to get the engine required to run Wineskin on your MAC device.
  • In the next step, you’ll need to update the wrapper. Click on “Update” to download the latest wrapper.
  • Now, to install a new program click on “Create New Blank Wrapper” named “Cisco Packet Tracer”.

2. Free Download and Install the Cisco Packet Tracer 6.0.1

Open Wineskin and click on “View Wrapper and Finder”.

cisco packet tracer for mac

Double click on the previously created wrapper “Cisco Packet Tracer”. Obviously, it will be empty.

 

Now, click on “Install Software” when the option appears followed by “Choose Setup Executable”.

 

  • The file menu will open, find the downloaded “Cisco Packet Tracer” in the download menu and “Choose” the Exe.

     

  • The Wineskin will run it and the Setup for Cisco will emerge.
  • Click on Next > I accept and Next > Next > Next
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    Create a shortcut on the desktop.

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    Click “Ok” and “Finish” to end the installation process.

  • An option will appear that says “the programs executable file set in Wineskin is currently not found”. Here, you’ll need to click on the drop-down menu and choose the Cisco Packet Tracer Exe file and click on Ok.

    Now go back to double tap on the “Cisco Packet Tracer” wrapper created on Wineskin.

  • Wallah! You’ll see the Cisco Packet Tracer 6.0.1 opening on your Mac OS.

Cisco Packet Tracer 6.0.1 Features

The Cisco Packet Tracer 6.0.1 comes with the following features:

  • Basic Improvements

  • CAB-HD8-ASYNC cable

  • Circling tool

  • Terminal server for routers

  • IPv6 in IP Configuration for Desktop

  • PC Firewall for IPv4 and IPv6

  • Updated to Activity Wizard and Variable Manager

  • Servers with 2 NICs

  • Hardware Updates

  • Cisco 1941 Integrated Service Router

  • Cisco 2901 Integrated Service Router

  • Cisco 2911 Integrated Service Router

  • HWIC-2T (Cisco One- and 2-Port Serial High-Speed WAN Interface Card)

  • HWIC-8A (Cisco 8-Port Asynchronous High-Speed WAN Interface Card)

  • Router show line as:

  • Tty Line Typ Tx/Rx

  • 0/0/0 3 TTY 9600/9600

  • 0/0/1 4 TTY 9600/9600

  • 0/0/2 5 TTY 9600/9600

  • 0/0/3 6 TTY 9600/9600

  • 0/0/4 7 TTY 9600/9600

  • 0/0/5 8 TTY 9600/9600

  • 0/0/6 9 TTY 9600/9600

  • 0/0/7 10 TTY 9600/9600

  • IOS Update

The Cisco version 6.0.1 is delivered with the Mac iOS 15 6.0.1 is delivered with IOS 15.1(4)M4 (C1900-UNIVERSALK9-M and C2900-UNIVERSALK9-M) i.e. inclusive of IPbase license. This can be applied for 60 fee periods with CLI commands as:

Security (Cisco 1941, Cisco 2901, Cisco 2911): license boot module c2900 technology-package securityk9

Unified communications (Cisco 2901 and Cisco 2911 only): license boot module c2900 technology-package uck9

Cisco Packet Tracer 7.0 Feature

The latest addition to the Cisco Packet Tracer is its new 7.0 update. The same can be downloaded by following the above steps. The only change would be to download the new Cisco Packet Tracer 7.0 exe file. Its features include:

  • Precision Time Protocol (P2P) introduced

  • LLDP and SPAN protocols added

  • Wireless IOE RFID added

  • Support of PoE is improved

  • the modifiable environment for demonstrating IoT devices capabilities updated

  • The Cisco HTTP server supports CSS and Javascript

  • customizable IOE with wireless or wired network functionalities

  • Support for IPV$ and IPV6

  • IoT protocol support included

EndNote

The Cisco Packet Tracer is an extremely important software for IT students who are keen on learning various router and networking applications. A lot of them can’t afford the high cost of buying new software. Cisco Packet tracer saves both time and money.

If you have been stuck figuring out a way to get Cisco Tracer on your device this tutorial should have solved all your queries. For any further queries mention your doubts in the comment section below.

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