How to Add Router in GNS3

In this informative video, you will discover a detailed tutorial on uploading your Router onto the network simulator software. This software is essential for preparing for Cisco exams and will equip you with the necessary skills to excel in your career. Follow the step-by-step instructions provided in the video to ensure a smooth and successful upload process.

How to Add Cisco Router IOS to GNS3

Step 1: If you have not installed GNS3 on Windows, Linux, or macOS before, please refer to the videos below.

Windows ➦
Linux ➦
macOS ➦

Step 2: You must get a Cisco Router image after installing it.

Step 3: You can download the Router by googling.

Step 4: We will add the Cisco Router 7200 IOS image in this video.

Step 5: Download the Cisco Router 7200 IOS image to your computer and open the simulator software.

Step 6: You will see the Setup Wizard window after running it. In this window, select “Run only legacy IOS on my computer only” and click Next.

➦ Run only legacy IOS on my computer only

Step 7: Click the Next button in the Local Server Configuration window.

➦ Local Server Configuration

Step 8: In the New Appliance Template window, check the “Add an IOS Router using a real IOS image (supported by Dynamips)” option and click the OK button.

➦ Add an IOS Router using an actual IOS image (supported by Dynamips)

Step 9: In the IOS Image window, click the Browse button to add the Router you downloaded to your computer.

Step 10: Select the Router image and click the Open button.

Step 11: Decompress the Router.

Step 12: After adding your Router, click Next.

Step 13: In the Name and Platform window, select “c7200” and click Next.

Step 14: Set the 256 MB RAM value for the Cisco Router 7200.

Step 15: In the Network Adapters window, you can add FastEthernet, GigabitEthernet, or Serial Interface to the Router. Select “C7200-IO-FE” in slot0 and click Next.

Step 16: Set the Idle-PC value for the Router.

Step 17: Add the Router to the workspace and run it.

Step 18: To run the Router, click the “Start / Resume all nodes” button.

➦ Start / Resume all nodes

Step 19: You can start working on Cisco exams after adding the IOS image in GNS3.

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