Cisco IOS emulators such GNS3, Cisco IOU are widely used to practicing CCNP, CCIE exam. Those emulators do not have built in features to emulate PC. This article demonstrates how to make PC / host from Cisco router to fulfill emulation requirements.
Following is the my PC / host network interface ip address and default gateway. You might need to adjust it as you required. So let’s look at how to turn Cisco router into a host.
interface :- fa0/0
interface ip :- 10.0.1.1/30
host default gateway :- 10.0.1.2/30
Router>enable Router#configure terminal ! Disable ip routing function of the router Router(config)#no ip routing ! Assuming host interface as fa0/0 , configure it's ip address (host ip address) and subnet mask Router(config)#interface fa0/0 Router(config-if)# ip address 10.1.1.1 255.255.255.252 Router(config-if)#no shutdown Router(config-if)#exit !set default gateway Router(config)#ip default-gateway 10.0.1.2
Don’t forget to copy running-configuration into startup-configuration. Further, to identify this device as host / PC quickly, give meaningful host name such as PC-1 for an example.