Name some good router simulators...

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What is difference between simulator and emulator? Which one resemble more toward to real router. What are some of good simulators/emulators for cisco routers? Do cisco has their own simulators/emulators? How good they are in sense of resembling true real routers commands and configurations.

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compsolv Thu, 10/16/2008 - 14:58

A simulator is a software package that pretends to be a real router or switch. A great one is made by Boson.

An emulator is actually running the Cisco IOS software on a PC or UNIX/Mac workstation.

The emulator is as real as it gets, but you will also want to give Boson a trial run.

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sirdudesly Thu, 10/16/2008 - 15:14

Check out this emulator, GNS3 is a frontend for the IOS emulator dynamips.

http://www.gns3.net/

It runs real IOS images so no limited subsets like you have in the BOSON

MUHAMMAD SHAHEEN Fri, 10/17/2008 - 12:16

Hi,

Do you have any good link to get it working on Windows Vista Professional?

I have it istalled 2 months ago but cannot get it to work. I heard it works well on Windows XP but my Laptop has Win Vista Professional and I am kind of stuck.

Regards

Shaheen

sirdudesly Fri, 10/17/2008 - 18:54

Works fine on my two 32bit windows vista installs and 64bit vista. Are you running as a privilaged users (required because of the packet capture feature)

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