How to Download and Install Cisco Network Assistant Version 5.0
Cisco Network Assistant (CNA) is a free graphical tool that helps you configure, monitor, troubleshoot and maintain your Cisco network devices. It supports a wide range of switches, routers, firewalls, IP phones and wireless access points. You can use CNA to manage a single device or a group of devices in a community.
In this article, we will show you how to download and install CNA version 5.0 on your Windows computer.
Step 1: Download CNA Version 5.0
To download CNA version 5.0, you need to have a registered account on the Cisco.com website. If you don't have one, you can create one for free by following this link: https://tools.cisco.com/RPF/register/register.do.
Once you have logged in to your account, go to this page: https://software.cisco.com/download/home. This is the Software Download Center where you can find all the software products from Cisco.
Type \"Cisco Network Assistant\" in the search box and click on the magnifying glass icon. You will see a list of CNA versions available for download. Select \"Cisco Network Assistant Version 5.0\" and click on the Download icon.
You will be asked to accept the End User License Agreement (EULA) before proceeding with the download. Read the EULA carefully and click on Agree.
You will see a file named \"cna-windows-k9-installer-5-0.zip\" with a size of about 79 MB. Save this file to your computer.
Step 2: Install CNA Version 5.0
After downloading the file, locate it on your computer and unzip it using a tool like WinZip or WinRAR. You will see a file named \"cna-windows-k9-installer-5-0.exe\". Double-click on this file to start the installation process.
You will see a welcome screen with some information about CNA. Click on Next to continue.
You will see a screen where you can choose the destination folder for CNA. The default folder is \"C:\\Program Files\\Cisco Systems\\Cisco Network Assistant\". You can change it if you want, but we recommend keeping the default folder. Click on Next to continue.
You will see a screen where you can choose the components to install. The default components are \"Cisco Network Assistant\" and \"Cisco Network Assistant Documentation\". You can uncheck the documentation if you don't need it, but we recommend keeping both components. Click on Next to continue.
You will see a screen where you can review your installation settings. Click on Install to start the installation.
The installation will take a few minutes. You will see a progress bar showing the status of the installation.
When the installation is complete, you will see a screen confirming that CNA has been successfully installed. Click on Finish to exit the installer.
Step 3: Launch CNA Version 5.0
To launch CNA version 5.0, go to Start > All Programs > Cisco Systems > Cisco Network Assistant > Cisco Network Assistant. Alternatively, you can double-click on the CNA icon on your desktop.
You will see a login screen where you can enter the IP address or hostname of the device or community you want to manage. You can also enter your username and password if required by the device or community.
Click on OK to connect to the device or community. You will see a topology view showing all the devices in your network or community. You can use the feature bar at the top of the window to access different functions of CNA, such as Configure, Monitor, Troubleshoot and Maintain.
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