well sori for that.. can do something for me? can you look at your configurations on serial interface, is it both dce or just dce and dte? y is it that both of my interface were being read as DCE? i there any expanation for that? yup i already set up the idle pc a couple of times already. i didnt experience this kind of problems in older versions of gns3, the first version actually.. ive benn using it for a certain time.. just this time with the newer version im getting a problem..
good thing i did not encounter this problem before i got my ccna..
and there is absolutely no relation between idlepc value and dce/dtc devices
i know... that's a different issue.
i have two problems..
1. is i loose connection to my router everytime i connect it to my loopback interface or vmware which never happened on older versions,,
2. is y is my router connected to other router via serial interface.. both ends are being read as DCE...
y dont really know y this things happening.. ive been trying to figure out this problem so that i can refresh my memories on ccna.. its been a week now. im loosing time.. pls just help me solve this problem.. TNKS alot... godbless..
@1. go to add / remove programs and remove gns3 .. download it and reinstall it ...(make sure you download it ... this may seem silly / obvious on the other day i was on ym and was trouble shooting i tried this as a last resort and worked like a charm . not the same issue though).. use console program like putty if you are using default one
@2 as far as possible use loopback interfaces in router itself .. or use it with microsoft loop back adapters rather than vpcs and vmware i had problems ...with these
and for last question is there a vital need for dce / dte types ?
i know that this has not been solved nor answer by me but it may have some relief i guess ..
good luck and be sportive ...
if everything is going wrong which obviously wont , and you havent got any patience to solve it due to time or any other constraints go for real routers / or /a good simulator .
as mr.gordon said it is the deal and it is worthy to spend your time as money for gns3 ...
and last but not least go through the manual