How to install Packet Tracer on Ubuntu

by Ruchira on February 12, 2013

packet tracer on ubuntu


Cisco Packet tracer is a nice way to emulate cisco networks if you are studying for any of cisco certifications. But did you knew that its also available for Linux ? Installing Packet Tracer on Ubuntu or any linux platform is very easy.  Packet Tracer is available to download on Cisco Academy Connection web site eventhough its free, you will need an account to download it. You have to go though a cisco academy partner to get an account there and if you are just a self learner its impossible for you to get a account. But I bet you know how to get it by some other ways and I’m not going to talk about that here 🙂

Lets assume you have obtained the latest version of packet tracer which is 5.3.3 (PacketTracer533_i386_installer-deb) , you will get a .bin file and put it on your Home folder.

I have downloaded the 5.3.3 and file name is “PacketTracer533_i386_installer-deb.bin” and I have put it on my Home folder

Change the file permissions first by running

sudo chmod +x PacketTracer533_i386_installer-deb.bin

If you are using a different version of packet tracer or if the downloaded file is different than in my case. You will need to change the ( PacketTracer533_i386_installer-deb.bin )

After that just run below command to install it.


And that’s it 🙂 Packet Tracer is now installed on your system and you can find it on applications, or just type “Packet” and it will show up on Dash

I'm Ruchira Sahan and all posts on this blog are completely my thoughts and writings. I love DIY and Technology. So feel free to contact me for anything about this blog and don't forget to add a comment if this blog helped you! Thanks
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