How can i create this topology in cisco packet tracer? enter image description here wiil be it look like this? enter image description here

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    Not the same. Unfortunately packet tracer can’t do this topology.
    – Ron Trunk
    May 10, 2022 at 10:39

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Depending on context/intention, that bus/pipe pictogram represents either an Ethernet layer-1 segment (classically) or a switched layer-2 segment (more modern variant).

A layer-1 segment is either created by a shared cable (for 10BASE5 or 10BASE2) or by a repeater hub. A layer-2 segment is created by a single switch or connected switches. It could also indicate a VLAN.

In your example, LAN 1 and LAN 2 can be represented by a switch or a VLAN each - no need to use multiple switches.

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    Won’t be able to configure a host with two interfaces
    – Ron Trunk
    May 10, 2022 at 11:06
  • Yep, XP3 host should have 2 NICs. Maybe host XP3 can be replaced by a router for this simulation.
    – manish ma
    May 10, 2022 at 11:07
  • Indeed - XP3 could be working as a proxy, as a router, as a bridge/switch or even as a repeater with a shared cable variant - it all depends on the context.
    – Zac67
    May 10, 2022 at 11:12

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