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9tut.net company has decided to network three locations to improve efficiency in inventory control. The routers have been named to reflect the location: Boston, Frankfurt, Lancaster.


The necessary networking has been completed at each location, and the routers have been configured with single area OSPF as the routing protocol. The Boston router was recently installed but connectivity is not complete because of incomplete routing tables. Identify and correct any problem you see in the configuration.

Note: The OSPF process must be configured to allow interfaces in specific subnets to participate in the routing process.

You can download this lab and open with Packet Tracer here: http://www.9tut.net/download/OSPF_Sim_with_Solution.zip. Please say thanks to Renan who shared the files with us!

Answer and Explanation:

The question mentioned Boston router was not configured correctly or incomplete so we should check this router first. Click on PC-B to access the command line interface (CLI) of Boston router.


Boston>enable (type cisco as its password here)

Boston#show running-config



First, remember that the current OSPF Process ID is 2 because we will need it for later configuration. Next notice that in the second “network” command the network and wildcard mask are and which is equivalent to in term of subnet mask. Therefore this subnetwork’s range is from to but the ip address of s0/0 interface of Boston router is which don’t belong to this range -> this is the reason why OSPF did not recognize s0 interface of Boston router as a part of area 0. So we need to find a subnetwork that s0 interface belongs to.

IP address of S0 interface:

Subnet mask: /30 = 1111 1111.1111 1111.1111 1111.1111 1100

Increment: 4

Network address (which IP address of s0 interface belongs to): (because 4 * 1 = 4 < 5)

Therefore we must use this network instead of network

Boston#configure terminal

Boston(config)#router ospf 2

Boston(config-router)#no network area 0

Boston(config-router)#network area 0


Boston#copy running-config startup-config

Finally, you should issue a ping command from Boston router to Lancaster router to make sure it works well.


Other lab-sims in ICND2 Exam:

ICND 2 – Nat Sim Question

VTP SIM (on 9tut.com)

EIGRP Lab sim (on 9tut.com)


Other lab-sims might appear in the real ICND 2 exam, read and understand them if you have enough time.

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