Cisco Academy 7.6.1 Activities

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Cisco Academy 7.6.1 Activities
Cisco Academy activity 7.6.1 deals with switch configuration. (DSL Modem Detail image by Rob Hill from

CCNA Networking Academy Activities 7.6.1 make up the Packet Tracer Skills Integration Challenge. These activities deal with LAN Switching and Wireless, and involve the student's performing the following tasks: optimising STP (Spanning Tree Protocol), configuring VLANs (Virtual Local Area Networks) and VTP (VLAN Trunk Protocol), enabling inter-VLAN routing and integrating wireless connectivity. These activities are part of the Cisco Academy curriculum.

Configure and Verify Basic Switch Device Configurations

Configure each switch with the following basic commands. Packet Tracer grades the hostnames and default gateways. However, you must also configure the following to make the hostnames: banner, enable secret password, line configurations, service encryption and the switch default gateways.

Configure VTP

Configure the VTP mode for the three switches. First, configure S1 as the server and then configure S2 and S3 as clients. Next, configure the VTP domain name on all three switches. In this case, use "CCNA" as the VTP domain name. Configure the VTP domain password. Use "cisco" as the VTP domain password.

Configure Trunking

Configure trunking on three switches, S1, S2 and S3. Once the trunking is complete, configure the appropriate interfaces as trunks. For configuration purposes, use VLAN 99 as the native VLAN.

Configure VLAN's

Create and name the VLANs on S1 only. This is because VTP advertises the new VLANs to S2 and S3. VLAN 10 is Faculty/Staff, VLAN 20 is Students. VLAN 88 is Wireless (Guest). VLAN 99 is Management & Default. After you configure the VLANs, verify that the VLANs went to S2 and S3. Verify that S2 and S3 now have the VLANs you created on S1. This is not instantaneous; it may take a few minutes for the Packet Tracer to simulate the VTP advertisements.

Assign VLANs to Ports

Assign VLANs to the access ports available on S2 and S3. Assign the PC access ports to VLANs: VLAN 10 goes to PC1, VLAN 20 goes to PC2. Also, assign the wireless router access ports to VLAN 88.

Configure STP

Now you are ready to implement S1 as the root bridge for all spanning tree instances. Use 4096 as the priority for the root bridge and verify that S1 is the root bridge.

Configure Router-on-a-Stick Inter-VLAN Routing

Configure the Fa0/1 subinterfaces on Router 1 using the information from the routing table. The "router on a stick" is a router that routes traffic between VLANs. Because they are on different networks, this is the only way that different VLANs can communicate with one another. The router on a stick has only a single Ethernet network card that is part of two or more Virtual LANs, enabling them to join.

Configure Wireless Connectivity

Configure IP Addressing for Wireless Switch 2 (WRS2) and Wireless Switch 3 (Wireless S3). Configure LAN settings and then supply static addressing on the Internet interfaces for both WRS2 and WRS3 using the addresses from the topology. Next, configure the wireless network settings. These include the Service Set Identifiers for the routers, which are WRS2_LAN and WRS3_LAN, respectively. The WEP (the security wireless key) for both devices is 12345ABCDE. Next, configure the wireless routers for remote access. Use the administration password of "cisco123." Configure PC3 and PC4. Use the dynamic host configuration protocol for network IP assignment. (This is where the router automatically assigns an IP address to the host). PC3 connects to WRS2_LAN, and PC4 connects to WRS3_LAN.

Verify End-to-End Connectivity

Verify that PC1 and Web/TFTP Server can ping each other. To verify connectivity between PC1 and PC2, ping the PCs from either side (PC1 to PC2 and vice versa). Then ping PC3 and PC1 from both directions (PC1 to PC3, and vice versa), and do the same for PC2 and PC3.

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