The Role of Packet Tracer in Learning Wireless Networks and Managing IoT Devices

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Student at Primary Year Program (PYP), Qassim University, Saudi Arabia

Abstract

Wireless networks, Internet of Things (IoT), Internet of Everything (IoE), and smart homes have become extremely important terms in our present-day life. Most of the buildings, companies, institutions, and even homes depend on
these technologies for interaction, communication, automation, and everything surrounding humans. To understand the advanced topics in wireless networks and IoT devices, it is necessary to use one of the practical learning tools, called
Packet Tracer. This wireless network simulator is freely available by Cisco Networking Academy. In this paper, we will use Packet Tracer to design a smart home based on wireless and IoT devices and illustrate how to create different networking scenarios to make our homes more comfortable and convenient.

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