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Sample Solutions

The main demos for using the software are at:

The following are an example of challenge solutions.

Topology 2 (2 routers, 1 switch and 1 host)

Demo 1 [ here ]. This uses R1(e0) at 10.0.0.4, and the host at 10.0.0.1, where the default gateway is set at 10.0.0.4.

Demo 2 [ here ]. This uses VLAN 1 on the switch (set at 10.1.1.1), and the router E0 port is set at 10.1.1.3, with the host at 10.1.1.2.

Topology 1 Completed

There are two examples of the Set Complete labs:

Demo 1 [here]. This involves a shutdown on the R2 E0 port.

Demo 2 [ here ]. This involves a shutdown on the R1 E0 port.

CCNA Challenges

CCNA Challenge 1 [Click here - D1]. In this demo the basic details of the routers, such as for the hostname, domain-name, E0, along with a hosts table.

CCNA Challenge 2 [Click here - D2]. In this demo the basic details of the routers, such as for the serial ports (S0 and S1), including the setting of the carrier delay parameter, and to enable the ports.

CCNA Challenge 3 [Click here - D3]. In this demo the details of username and password is defined, along the privileged and executive passwords.

CCNA Challenge 4 [Click here - D4]. In this demo defines the status of the interface ports.

CCNA Challenge 5 [Click here - D5]. In this demo defines hostnames, banners and enabling the HTTP server.

CCNA Challenge 6 [Click here - D6]. In this demo defines enables the RIP routing protocol, and defines the networks which will receive routing tables. Along with this CDP is enabled on E0, and subnet-zero address can be used, along with a classless IP scheme.

CCNA Challenge 7 [Click here - D7]. In this demo defines logging parameters, including the logging server, and the level of the logging (such as alerts [severity=1], critical [severity=2], debugging [severity=7], emergencies [severity=0], errors [severity=3], informational [severity=6], notifications [severity=5], and warnings [severity=4]). It also shows the definition of the HTTP server parameter, such as for the HTTP port and the maximum number of connections.

CCNA Challenge 8 [Click here - D8]. In this demo the details of the CDP are defined, such as enabling it on a port, and the holddown timer. It also contains a TELNET login definition.

CCNA Challenge 9 [Click here - D9]. In this demo the details of the SNMP server are defined for the router. This includes defining the community name, the location, the SNMP logging server, the chassis ID and the enabling of traps.

CCNA Challenge 10 [Click here - D10]. In this demo the details of the Ethernet ports, such as for duplex setting, description, and so on.

CCNA Challenge 11 [Click here - D11]. In this demo the details of the S0 and S1 ports are defined, including the authentication (such as PAP or CHAP), the encapsulation (such as PPP), the clock rate, the bandwidth, the speed, and so on.

CCNA Challenge 12 [Click here - D12]. In this demo the details of the hosts table, and other details such as the default-gateway.

CCNA Challenge 13 [Click here - D13]. In this demo the details of the console and TELNET settings are defined. This include timeouts, such as the executive timeout, synchronous login, and the maximum number of sessions.

CCVP Challenges

CCVP Challenge 12 [Click here - R12]. In this demo, a POTs and a VoIP dial-peer are setup. It includes a destination-pattern to match and a perference.

CCVP Challenge 22 [Click here - R21]. In this demo the SIP User Agent (SIP-AU) is setup, and a dial-peer is created for the SIP server.

CCVP Challenge 21 [Click here - R22]. In this demo the H323-gateway is defined on E0. It includes the configuration of the interface parameters, and also the associated dial-peer.

Wireless Challenges

Wireless Challenge 1 [Click here - Wireless 01]. In this demo the basic details of the wireless access point are defined, such as for the BVI port, and also to enable the radio port (D0) and the Ethernet connection (E0). This demo contains sound, which the rest of the demos will have in the future.

Wireless Challenge 2 [Click here - D2]. In this demo the details of the Ethernet connection is defined, along with other details, such as the CDP status.

Wireless Challenge 3 [Click here - D3]. In this demo the details of the BVI port are defined, along with the radio port (D0).

Wireless Challenge 4 [Click here - D4]. In this demo the SSID details are defined. The is a new update in the Aironet for the DOT11 SSID NAME command which is defined on newer IOS versions. The simulator supports the older command where it is defined within the radio interface.

Wireless Challenge 5 [Click here - D5]. In this demo, a username and password is defined (which can be used to login, and for local authentication). It also enables the HTTP server, and defines some IP address format settings.

Wireless Challenge 6 [Click here - D6]. In this demo, more detail on the D0 port is defined, along with SSID details. This includes defining the channel used.

Wireless Challenge 7 [Click here - D7]. In this demo, more detail on the D0 port is defined, along with SSID details. This includes antenna diversity.

Wireless Tutorial 1 [Wireless Tutorial 1]. In this tutorial the user setups up the key configuration parameters of the access point.

PIX/ASA Challenges

PIX/ASA Challenge 1 [Click here (V6)- P1][Click here (V7)- P1]. In this demo the basic details of the PIX/ASA device is defined for both V 6.x and V7.x. With 7.x the interfaces are more structured, but some certification still focuses on V6.x. The details for the E0 interface are IP address, and IP subnet.

PIX/ASA Challenge 2 [Click here (V6)- P2][Click here (V7)- P2]. In this demo the basic details of the PIX/ASA device is defined for both V 6.x and V7.x. With 7.x the interfaces are more structured, but some certification still focuses on V6.x. The details for the E1 and E2 interfaces are IP address, and IP subnet. The PIX/ASA in the simulator is a 3-port 515 device.

PIX/ASA Challenge 3 [Click here (V6)- P3][Click here (V7)- P3]. In this demo the basic details of the PIX/ASA device is defined for both V 6.x and V7.x. It focuses on defining the names of the interfaces, which is important as many of the commands use names rather than interface names.

PIX/ASA Challenge 14 [Click here (V7)- P14]. In this demo, the details of the three interfaces are define, and static routes are setup based on these.

Host Challenges

Host Challenge 1 [Click here - H1]. In this demo the basic details of a Windows network interface is defined.

UNIX Challenge 2 [Click here - H2]. In this demo the basic details of the UNIX network interface is defined.

Security Challenges

Security Challenge 5 [Click here - S5]. In this demo the access to the Web server is defined through an Access Control List (ACL).

CCNP ONT Challenges with voice commentary

CCNP ONT Challenge 1 [Click here - O1]. In this demo multilayer

CCNP ONT Challenge 35 [Click here - O35]. In this demo WRED is defined.

CCNP ISCW Challenges

CCNP Challenge 28 [Click here - K23]. In this an extensive challenge which sets up IPSec details, such as for the IKE parameters (encryption type, authentication, and so on), and to define the crypto details. This is also included in the ISCW (IKE) examples.

Additional Switch Challenges with voice commentary

CCNP ONT Challenge 1 [Click here - S1]. In this demo multilayer layered switching is defined.

Fun activities

Fun Activity 1 [Click here - A1]. In this demo the IP addresses of a network are setup, by defining the network address, and then allocating the IP addresses in sequence.

Fun Activity 2 [Click here - A2]. In this demo the name used to refer to each layer is defined.

Fun Activity 3 [Click here - A3]. In this demo the broadcast domain is defined for certain requirements. In general a switch, repeater and bridge will forward broadcasts to all ports, while a route will block them. Note a switch will not forward broadcasts to ports if they are in different VLANs.

Fun Activity 4 [Click here - A4]. In this demo three data streams are mulitplexed together to a single stream.

Fun Activity 5 [Click here - A5]. In this demo we meet the amazing Diffie-Hellman method which was developed by the great Wittfield Diffie. It shows that two users can agree on two numbers (G and n), and then generate their own random numbers, and perform a calcuation. The result of this calculation is send to the other party, and, after another calculation they end up with the same secret key. Diffie-Hellman is the basis for many areas of security, including VPNs, on-line shopping, nd so on.

Fun Activity 8 [Click here - A8]. In this demo we match up the IP address with its classification.

CCNP ISCW Challenges

CCNP Challenge 28 [Click here - K23]. In this an extensive challenge which sets up IPSec details, such as for the IKE parameters (encryption type, authentication, and so on), and to define the crypto details. This is also included in the ISCW (IKE) examples.

Additional Switch Challenges with voice commentary

CCNP ONT Challenge 1 [Click here - S1]. In this demo multilayer layered switching is defined.

ASDM PIX/ASA

PIX/ASA ASDM Challenge 3 [Click here - a3]. In this demo the interface details of E0, E1 and E2 are setup.

PIX/ASA ASDM Challenge 7 [Click here - a7]. In this demo static routes and the default gateway are setup.

PIX/ASA ASDM Challenge 10 [Click here - a10]. In this demo users are setup.

PIX/ASA ASDM Challenge 14 [Click here - a14]. In this demo timeouts are setup, along with disabling NAT.

Other demos are: [Demo 5] [Demo 6] [Demo 7] [Demo 8] [Demo 9] [Demo 10] [Demo 11].

Various demos

CCNA Challenge 1 Click here - D1. In this demo the basic details of the E0 port are defined, such as for its IP address, subnet mask, status, description, and so on. Each time the challenge is run it gives a new set of challenge parameters.

CCNP ONT Challenge Click here - D19. UNIQUE FEATURE! The new CCNP certification related to ONT (Optimizing Converged Networks - 642-845) has just been released. Networksims contains a full coverage of the practical studies for this new certification. This demo covers the configuration of WRED. The full version covers lots of interesting areas, such as queuing, QoS, and so on.

CCNP ISCW Challenge Click here - D18. UNIQUE FEATURE! The new CCNP certification related to ISCW (Implementing Secure Converged Wide-Area Networks - 642-825) has just been released. Networksims contains a full coverage of the practical studies for this new certification. This demo covers the configuration of cryptolists. The full version covers lots of interesting areas, such as crypto functions, IPS, and so on.

Exercises Click here - D2. In this demo there are three routers, in a ring topology. It involves defining the key details on each of the devices, such as their IP address and routing protocol, such that, at the end, the devices should be able to communicate with each other. A key factor is that they should be able to ping each other once the details have been set. Each time the challenge is run it gives a new set of challenge parameters, each of which should work.

Topology Click here - D3. This demo relates to the topology option in which there are four routers, in a ring topology with a backup route. The topology allows the user to practice their configurations. There are no details defined devices, and the user can enter whichever details are required.

Set Complete Click here - D4. This demo relates to the Set Complete option, using Topology 4, in which there are three routers in a star formation, and three hosts. It creates a completed setup, so that the user can debug using ping and tracert to determine if the system is working correctly.

CCNP (Adv Routing/BSCI) Click here - D5. This demo relates to the first challenge of the CCNP BSCI certification in which a DHCP pool is setup on the device. Each time the challenge is run it gives a new set of challenge parameters.

Fault-finding Click here - D6. UNIQUE FEATURE! This demo relates to the fault-finding challenges, where a random fault is placed on a defined topology, and the user must find it. If required the solution can be shown at any time. Each time the challenge is run it gives a new set of challenge parameters. Other faults are at:

Cisco Wireless Aironet 1200 Click here - W1. UNIQUE FEATURE! This demo relates to the configuration of an Aironet 1200 Wireless Access Point, using the last two major versions of the Aironet IOS. Each time the challenge is run it gives a new set of challenge parameters. Other demos are at:

Cisco PIX/ASA Simulator Click here - P1. UNIQUE FEATURE! This demo relates to the configuration of a PIX/ASA device, for most of its significant features. It covers all of the CCSP requirements, along with covering PIX V6.x and V7.x. Each time the challenge is run it gives a new set of challenge parameters. Other demos are at:

Switch challenge Click here - D9. In this demo involves setting up basic details on the Ethernet ports on the switch, and also defining CDP. Each time the challenge is run it gives a new set of challenge parameters. The switch supports both Layer 2 and Layer 3 activities.

Security challenge Click here - D11. The simulators follow the CCSP certification, along with challenges that are useful in day-to-day activities. These challenges relate to security for routers, firewalls, and switches.

Host challenge Click here - D10. This demo shows the configuration of a Windows host for it's network details, and for the testing of the details with IPCONFIG and IPCONFIG/ALL. Each time the challenge is run it gives a new set of challenge parameters.

Cisco CCVP Simulator Click here - R12. In this demo a POTs and a VoIP dial-peer are setup, and includes a destination-pattern to match and a preference. Other demos include:

  • Click here - R21. In this demo the SIP User Agent (SIP-AU) is setup, and a dial-peer is created for the SIP server.
  • Click here - R22. In this demo the H323-gateway is defined on E0. It includes the configuration of the interface parameters, and also the associated dial-peer.

Using HELP Click here - D15. This demo shows the help available through the e-Book with the simulators.

Activities Click here - D16. Often studying through certification material can be a little boring after a while, so Networksims has a whole lot of activities which can lighten the burden of study. This one involves using an IP Calculator to determine the number of subnets and available hosts for given IP classifications and subnet masks. The following shows the placement of host and network IP addresses around a defined network:

CCSP CSVPN Web Simulator. This simulator covers most of the features of the VPN Web Interface. VPN Web Demo

MPLS challenge Click here - S6. This shows one of the applications of MPLS.

H323 Gateways Click here. This should the configuration of SIP for a gateway.

Juniper Click here. This shows a simple Juniper demo.

ACL Analyzer Click here. This page allows you to analyze your ACLs.


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