Check a variety of free CCNA packet tracer labs at the bottom of the page. You will find labs on different topics like packet tracer Vlan labs, routing labs, etc. Let’s get started with the packet tracer beginner labs.

Packet tracer labs provide a variety of lab exercises that run on the Packet Tracer software. With our labs, you can practice as well as prepare for your Cisco certifications quite easily.

Packet Tracer is amazing software in terms of what it allows us to do. It helps us to configure routers, switches and build network topologies quite conveniently using the simulated command line interface that in turn prepare us for the Cisco certification exam. Even if you want to prepare for any exam other than Cisco’s you can still practice making labs with different network topologies and configure all types of network devices in a Packet Tracer.

Another unique feature that Packet Tracer provides is that it let us trace different types of packets while they travel in the network. This functionality offers very important element when troubleshooting for any issues because as we trace the packets in a simulation mode we can see exactly how the traffic is moving i.e. ascertain where the packets are getting dropped. In it, we can also see that how each kind of packet moves and how the traffic is generated by different types of network devices in operational network.

In the simulation mode, packet tracer also acts as the packet sniffer so we can check what information is included in the packet. This feature is very useful for deeper analysis and advanced troubleshooting of the network issues.

A Cisco certification exam consists of a variety of networking questionnaires that examinees are required to answer correctly. So, in order to pass the exam it is essential to have a good understanding of the entire networking terminology and devices. In essence, you need the expertise on how to configure and troubleshoot Cisco devices for various issues.

A CCNA exam also includes some real tricky questions in which examinees have to troubleshoot the issues after looking at the given configuration. So if your concepts are not clear then it becomes very difficult to understand the question let alone troubleshooting the issues to be able to answer such questions correctly. And as a result, you may use up a lot of your time in attempting those questions. This could seriously impact your overall time management skills that you plan for your Cisco examination. As important as it sounds, proper utilization of your time is absolutely necessary to attempt all the questions and to finish your exam on time. Hence, it is best to practice for your exam in advance; and train as much as possible using practice questions and practical labs. Then, when you clear all your concepts and feel confident about yourself you can finalize your exam date.

When you use the labs from our website to practice and prepare for your Cisco exam, it would help you strengthen all essential networking concepts that are required to successfully pass your Cisco certification. It will increase your self confidence in addition to the training practice you receive.

To begin your preparation, you are required to have Packet Tracer software installed on your system to run these labs. You can download Packet Tracer from Cisco’s official website. And once it is up and running, you can start configuring Cisco devices and create network topologies in your computer using the Packet Tracer software.

We have designed these labs from beginner to intermediate and advanced levels; we would also continue to add more labs from time to time as needed.

Basic Packet Tracer Labs

Router Labs

Setting up router name and passwords

Basic router configuration

Configure and troubleshoot EIGRP

EIGRP authentication

Switch Labs

Switch configuration

Speed and Duplex

Spanning tree protocol


Telnet Labs

Setting up telnet, MOTD banner, etc

Test telnet connection


Security Labs

Cisco Password Encryption

Cisco port security

Access lists


Static Routing Labs

Static Route

Default Route


RIP Protocol Labs

Rip Configuration



Create VLANs

Router On A Stick

Native VLAN and Mismatch

VTP Configuration


NAT Labs


Dynamic NAT

Static NAT


WAN Connection Labs

Serial connection

PPP encapsulation


CDP Labs

CDP Protocol


Backup and Restore




DHCP server

Web server and internet

Configuring WiFi

Destination host unreachable

DNS server

Line VTY

Access list examples

Access point


CCNA Troubleshooting Labs

Ping Troubleshooting

Lab 1


PCs are unable to ping each other.

Troubleshoot the issue.


Lab 2

We are unable to ping between PCs.

Troubleshoot the pinging issue.



Lab 3

Host is unable to ping the host. 

Troubleshoot the issue.



Lab 4

The link is down between the two devices. 

The link should be up and working.



Lab 5

PC is unable to establish connectivity with the Switch.

Your task is to detect the issue and fix it so the link between the two devices must be up and working.



Telnet Troubleshooting Lab

Lab 6

We have configured the password on the vty line but when we telnet from PC the router is not prompting for the password.

Troubleshoot the issue so the router should ask for the password before allowing a telnet connection.



Routing Troubleshooting Lab

Lab 7

A static route is configured on router 2 to reach router 3, We can ping network from router 2

however, we are unable to ping network from PC.

Figure out the issue so that we can ping the network from the PC.


Lab 8

We are unable to telnet the router from the PC.

Troubleshoot the telnet issue



Lab 9

A static route is configured on router 2 to reach network

We are unable to ping the network from router 2

We are getting unreachable responses while pinging.

Troubleshoot the issue so that we can ping the network



Rip Troubleshooting Lab

Lab 10

Rip protocol is configured on both routers however we are unable to ping PC2 from PC0


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