What configurations are used to set up a LAN


OBJECT: To analyse the performance of various configurations and protocols in LAN

CISCO Packet Tracer Software
PC – 3
Switch – 1
Copper Straight-Trough LAN Cable


  • Open the CISCO Packet tracer software
  • Drag and drop 3 PCs using End Device Icons on the left corner
  • Select Switch from switch icon list in the left bottom corner
  • Make the connections using Straight through Ethernet cables
  • Give IP address of the PC1, PC2 and PC3 as, and
  • Respectively, ping between PCs and observe the transfer of data packets in real and simulation mode.

A local area network (LAN) is a collection of devices connected together in one physical location, such as a building, office, or home. A LAN can be small or large, ranging from a home network with one user to an enterprise network with thousands of users and devices in an office or school.

The advantages of a LAN are the same as those for any group of devices networked together. The devices can use a single Internet connection, share files with one another, print to shared printers, and be accessed and even controlled by one another.

Network Technology Diagram for LAN

Details of LAN




IP Address:

IP Address:

IP Address:


Pinging from PC1-PC2
Packet Tracer PC Command Line 1.0

Pinging with 32 bytes of data:

Reply from bytes=32 time=0ms TTL=128
Reply from bytes=32 time=0ms TTL=128
Reply from bytes=32 time=0ms TTL=128
Reply from bytes=32 time=0ms TTL=128

Ping statistics for
Packets: Sent = 4, Received = 4, Lost = 0 (0% loss),
Approximate round trip times in milli-seconds:
Minimum = 0ms, Maximum = 0ms, Average = 0ms

Switch#show mac-address-table
Mac Address Table
Vlan Mac Address Type Ports
—- ———– ——– ——————
1 0001.9644.3945 DYNAMIC Fa0/3
1 0001.c77c.e58b DYNAMIC Fa0/1
1 0001.c7a8.dd3d DYNAMIC Fa0/2

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