How to Create a Client Server Network Using Cisco Packet Tracer

Client-Server computer network is the connectivity between client computers and server computers with the main function of which is the client as a data requester and the server provides data responses to the request.

The Client-Server network model is widely applied, ranging from one-room local network (local area network) to larger networks between countries (wide area network).

Examples of Client-Server implementation are video streaming services such as Youtube and Netflix. The client device requests data including video files to the server, then the server responds and sends video data to the client to be watched by the user.

This time we will try to create a simple topology and simulation of a Client-Server network using the Cisco Packet Tracer application.

For those of you who are new to Cisco Packet Tracer, you can read the previous Caraprima.com article about Cisco Packet Tracer basics via the following link:
https://www.caraprima.com/2020/08/fitur-dasar-cisco-packet-tracer.html

Create Topology

Draw three PC computers, a switch and a PC Server, connect all of them using Straight cable as shown below.

Client and Server Configuration

Enter the IP Address and Subnet Mask on the Client PC and Server PC with the following data:

Server0
IP Address: 192.168.1.1
Subnet Mask: 255.255.255.0

PC0
IP Address: I92.168.1.2
Subnet Mask: 255.255.255.0
Default Gateway: 192.168.1.1

PC1
IP Address: I92.168.1.3
Subnet Mask: 255.255.255.0
Default Gateway: 192.168.1.1

PC2
IP Address: I92.168.1.4
Subnet Mask: 255.255.255.0
Default Gateway: 192.168.1.1

Enter the data by Click PCDesktopIP Configuration.

Test Ping

The configuration has been completed. Next we need to test the connection by means of a PING test from the Client PC to the Server PC by:

Klik PC ClientDesktopCommand Prompt → Type “ping 192.168.1.1“. Reply means that the Client PC and Server PC can communicate with each other.

Also Read:

How to Create VLAN Trunking in Cisco Packet Tracer

How to Set DHCP Server on Cisco Packet Tracer

How to Create a DNS Server in Cisco Packet Tracer

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