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    Aspire CCNA




      I haven't found any posts on the Aspire game yet.  I recently bought half the game to supplement my studying for the CCNA.  I have made it to the school network contract, but i cant seem to complete the first part to 100% (it involves going from a frame relay network to a metro ethernet network.  The tasks are fairly simple, basically just configuring interfaces.  My point is, its stuff that I've looked up how to do, and it still says I haven't completed it.  I dislike the fact that I paid for this game and there is no online help, walkthroughs, etc... if the player gets stuck.   Has anyone out there played this, and if so, can you point me in the direction of some resources to help me complete this properly?


      Thanks for your help.

        • 1. Re: Aspire CCNA

          I would also be interested in this - i am stuck in a particular part of the 250 token demo, and have no-way to turn for help, im unsure if its a bug etc not really selling itself at the moment without any help/online guides/resources..other than that its a fantastic product and would be interested in buying if only there was some help.

          • 2. Re: Aspire CCNA
            Rigo - Community Moderator

            Hi Andrew and Anthony,


            We are sorry to hear of the issue that you have experienced with your Cisco Aspire CCNA game.


            You will be contacted directly by the Certification & Communities Online Support team for further assistance regarding your specific issues/concerns.




            Cisco Learning Network Moderator

            • 3. Re: Aspire CCNA

              Hi Andrew,


              At this point, we can provide you with some generic questions you might want to consider:


              • For the default route, did you configure it to use the correct exit interface?
              • For RIPv2, did you configure the correct passive interfaces?
              • If so, then what method did you use for redistributing the default route?
              • If you configured a network, you might want to try a simpler, more elegant solution.


              If those questions don't solve your problem, please provide the exact task that won't turn greeen for you. Maybe we can provide more directed questions. However, we are not providing walkthroughs for the game at this time.


              Thank you for buying Aspire and best of luck in your studies,


              The Aspire Support Team

              • 4. Re: Aspire CCNA

                How do you securely access the router in the cloud?

                • 5. Re: Aspire CCNA

                  Kevin, check out this thread.


                  Also, think of different ways you can access servers remotely and try them out.

                  • 6. Re: Aspire CCNA



                    I am also stuck within the school network. The "configure RIP version 2 on router 2" task won't turn green. I have in fact configured RIP version 2 on router 2. I also entered the command "redistribute static" in order to redistribute the default route to router 1 and 3. Here are some displays:

                    Gateway of last resort is to network


                is subnetted, 1 subnets

                    C is directly connected, FastEthernet0/0

                    R [120/1] via, 00:00:18, FastEthernet0/0

                    C is directly connected, FastEthernet0/1

                    R [120/1] via, 00:00:26, FastEthernet0/0

                is variably subnetted, 3 subnets, 3 masks

                    S [1/0] via

                    C is directly connected, Serial0/1/0

                    C is directly connected, Serial0/1/0

                    S* is directly connected, Serial0/1/0


                    R2(config)#do show ip protocols

                    Routing Protocol is "rip"

                    Sending updates every 30 seconds, next due in 25 seconds

                    Invalid after 180 seconds, hold down 180, flushed after 240

                    Outgoing update filter list for all interfaces is not set

                    Incoming update filter list for all interfaces is not set

                    Redistributing: rip, static , connected

                    Default version control: send version 2, receive 2

                      Interface             Send  Recv  Triggered RIP  Key-chain

                      FastEthernet0/1       2     2    

                      FastEthernet0/0       2     2    

                      Serial0/1/0           2     2    

                    Automatic network summarization is in effect

                    Maximum path: 4

                    Routing for Networks:






                    Passive Interface(s):

                    Routing Information Sources:

                        Gateway         Distance      Last Update

                           120      00:00:20

                           120      00:00:27

                    Distance: (default is 120)

                    • 7. Re: Aspire CCNA

                      I can't get the last 2 task in the metro ethernet sim to turn green.  I have configured rip on both R2 and R3.  I have redistributed the static with the default info originate.


                      This is from router 2:


                      router rip

                      version 2




                      default-information originate


                      ip classless

                      ip route Serial0/1/0



                      This is from router 3:


                      router rip

                      version 2



                      • 8. Re: Aspire CCNA

                        Has this ever been answered/solved?  I have the same setup as Andrew, but can't get these two tasks checked off. 


                        The only difference is I did not advertise the 209.xxx.xxx.xxx network on R2.  I however have the same default route set with "ip route serial 0/1/0" and the default information orginate.


                        When I check R1 and R3, it says that they are getting RIP messages from so not sure what the heck is going on...?  Any help would be great .


                        Are we suppose to use ip default-network to set the static route?

                        • 9. Re: Aspire CCNA

                          Diferent ways to acces servers remotely: Telnet, SSH, Through VPN, Remote Connection tool. Those are the ones I have in mind right know but the only one that works to acces the router at is telnet. But we have to securely access it, so in this case we can't use telnet. Any tips?

                          • 10. Re: Aspire CCNA

                            you have to use the following format


                            ssh -l <user> <IP>


                            so for this example it would be "ssh -l cisco" and then you will be prompted for your pass.

                            • 11. Re: Aspire CCNA

                              I CAN'T BELIEVE IT. I've been typing ssh -(number one) cisco all this time. I just noticed it is the letter L. LOL.


                              Thanks a lot Sean

                              • 12. Re: Aspire CCNA

                                No worries Kryz .  We've all been there, banging our head against the wall trying to figure out why the **** it won't work, and finally realizing it's a single character stopping us in our tracks .  LOL. 


                                Now, if you get to the school level, and are able to figure out how to solve the last two tasks (setting RipV2 on R2 and having it broadcast the default route to the other routers), let me and Andrew know!  Cause I swear I've got it right, but it's not letting me through!

                                • 13. Re: Aspire CCNA

                                  I haven't get there yet but you can try this on your gateway (i.e. Router1) after you configure RIP v2 on your network:


                                  1 - Router1(config)#router rip

                                  2 - Router1(config-router)#default-information originate


                                  Hope this helps.

                                  • 14. Re: Aspire CCNA

                                    I see what you need to do, but really can't give you the answer. However, I can tell you it's best to assume that the hints for one router may also apply to other routers. After all, wouldn't you want to apply the same security/traffic reducing features?

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