3 Replies Latest reply: Feb 15, 2012 5:12 PM by Martin RSS

    Packet Tracer IOS


      Is there a way to upgrade Packet Tracers IOS? I'm using IOS 12.1 on Packet Tracer 5.1 and i need to upgrade to at least 12.3 or 12.4

        • 1. Re: Packet Tracer IOS
          Brent Sieling

          Packet Tracer is just a simulation, so No, it is not possible to actually change the IOS. The simulation does allow you to use TFTP to copy a different version to the router, and use the "boot system" command to set the new version to load on the next reboot, but once you reload the router, it ignores the command.

          Correction: You can upgrade the IOS on the 2600XM router, and this does "stick" after reboot, as this is the way you get IPv6 functionality to work on the 2600XM routers.  Howerver, the upgrade only add some commands - not the full feature set of the upgraded IOS.

          If you want / need to use an upgraded IOS, I suggest you try GNS3.


          Brent Sieling

          Cisco Academy Instructor

          Madison Area Technical College


          Corrected 5/19/09.

          • 2. Re: Packet Tracer IOS

            I'd like to practice extended access list, PT 5.3.3 has IOS 12.2(28), not high enough TO GET THE SEQUENCE NUMBER option (please read that again before commenting that PT does have named ACL's)

            • 3. Re: Packet Tracer IOS

              PT i got has

              Router#sh ver

              Cisco IOS Software, 2800 Software (C2800NM-ADVIPSERVICESK9-M), Version 12.4(15)T1, RELEASE SOFTWARE (fc2)


              I am sure extended list works;