Packet Tracer allows you to emulate plugging in a console cable with a computer and logging in. To emulate connecting to a console with Packet Tracer you will need a couple of things dropped onto your packet tracer document:
- Switch (2960)
- Console cable running from the laptop (RS 232) to the switch (Console port)
Here are the steps to connect and configure everything
Click the console cable.
Click the Laptop and select the port RS 232.
Then select the console port on the switch:
Open the laptop and go to terminal:
Keep the default settings:
Voila… You’re in 🙂