EE 400 - Communications Networks Lab

EE 400 - Communications Networks Lab
EE 400 - Communications Networks Lab
King Fahd University of Petroleum & Minerals
Electrical Engineering Department
EE 400, Experiment # 4
Design of Simple and Complex Networks
using ConfigMaker Tool
In this experiment students will learn ConfigMaker software tool and use it to design
elementary and complex networks using different types of networking components e.g
hosts/servers, hubs, switches and routers/gateways. They will also learn how to provide
Internet connectivity to corporate network by different types of redundant links (e.g. ISDN
leased line, Frame Relay etc) with the configuration of Firewall protection on the gateway
Cisco ConfigMaker is an easy-to-use Windows application that configures Cisco routers,
switches, hubs, and other devices. Using a graphical user interface (GUI), you draw your
network, and then Cisco ConfigMaker creates the Cisco IOS configuration files for the
devices on your network without requiring you to know the Cisco IOS command-line
interface (CLI). You can also use Cisco ConfigMaker as an off-line tool. Without having the
devices on-hand, you can draw and configure your entire network until you are ready to
deliver the configuration to them.
To start Cisco ConfigMaker, select Start>Programs>Cisco ConfigMaker V2.5.1 from the
Windows Start menu.
Salient Features Overview:
Cisco ConfigMaker Support
Routers-Cisco 800, 1000, 1600, 1700, 2500, 2600, 3600, and 4000 (excluding
routers with Token Ring)
Switches-Cisco 1548, 1548M Micro Switch 10/100
Hubs-Cisco 1538, 1538M Micro Hub 10/100, Cisco FastHub 412, 412M, 424,
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LAN connections
Stacks-Cisco Micro Hub Stack, Cisco FastHub Stack
Other-Cisco Cache Engine (only configures Web Cache Communication
Protocol (WCCP) version 1 on the router)
Ethernet, Fast Ethernet
ISDN BRI, ISDN PRI, ISDN leased line (Cisco 1603 and 1604 only)
Frame relay, Point-to-Point Protocol (PPP), High-Level Data Link Control
(HDLC), asynchronous, PPP over Ethernet (PPPoE) for Cisco 1700 series
routers, and voice line
POTS (for the 800 routers)
WAN connections
Routing protocols
Virtual Private
Network (VPN)
Quality of service
Simple Network
Management Protocol
Dynamic Host
EIGRP, RIP version 2, Static Routing (IP only)
Configures IPSec and Internet Key Exchange (IKE)
Uses pre-shared key method for authentication; configure hashing method,
encryption method, security association (SA) timeout values
Draws VPN connections between point-to-point sites
Configures QoS settings on WAN interfaces to prioritize voice traffic
Configures Committed Access Rate (CAR) to limit bandwidth for certain sites
and applications
Supports voice-over-IP (VoIP) connection to telephones, facsimiles, Private
Branch Exchanges (PBXs), and Public Switched Telephone Networks
Supports an analog telephone connection to the Cisco 803 and 804 routers
Supports 2BRI-NT/TE voice interface cards (VICs) on Cisco 1751 router
Configures QoS settings on WAN interfaces to prioritize traffic
Caller ID capability on VIC-2FXO-M1, VIC-2FXO-M2, VIC-2DID/FXS, and
VIC-2FXS (1700 series only)
Direct Inward Dialing (DID) capability on VIC-2DID/FXS
Backs up a Frame Relay, PPP, HDLC, or an ISDN leased line connection with a dial
up, an ISDN, or another serial connection
Configures read community string and read/write community string.
Configures SNMP trap manager
Configures DHCP server or DHCP relay
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Control Protocol
Other features
System requirements
Configures CSU/DSU module (not supported on ISDN PRI network modules)
AutoDetect Device Wizard-automatically identifies your device
IP Subnet Calculator-calculates IP and subnet masks
Ping Device-pings any address on your network
Issue show commands-runs show commands on your router
WAN Configuration Worksheets-assists in gathering data for your connection
Instant Upgrade-easily upgrades Cisco ConfigMaker
Cisco ConfigMaker Tutorial-guide to using Cisco ConfigMaker
80486 or Pentium-class computer
Windows 98, Windows Me, Windows 2000, or Windows NT 4.0 with at least
Service Pack 3
20 MB disk space
800 x 600 display with at least 256 colors
1. Design network of a lab using hosts and a hub
2. Design network of a building using hosts, hubs, and switch.
3. Design network of two buildings connected with each other by a router.
4. Design a primitive network of a university/organization with Internet connectivity and
firewall protection using ISDN and Frame Relay redundant links..
Note: Network details including device type and IP address ranges will be specified in the lab
by the lab instructor.
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