Network Simulation Tools

Network simulator is used to simulate the networking concepts.Network simulation is highly used in academic studies and research and development.All kind of the networking parameters. we can measure using network simulation tools like Delay / speed / Packet loss radio / Time / Throughput / Energy / Bandwidth

Network Tools Program Language Environment OS Commercial Details Network type
Ns2 Tcl / Tk / C++ / OTCl Windows( CYGWIN), Linux MINT/UBUNTU / FEDORA / MINT / etc… Open Source Wired / wireless / wireless sensor / ADHOC / MANET / Wired cum Wireless / SDN / VANET / Security /Vertical Handover etc….

 

OMNeT++ C++  Windows, Unix-based, Mac OS X 10.6 and 10.7 OPEN SOURCE Wired / wireless / wireless sensor /  ADHOC / MANET / Wired cum Wireless / SDN / VANET / WBAN / Under water sensor network / Social sensor network etc….
Ns3 C++, python Windows( CYGWIN), Linux MINT/UBUNTU /Free BSD X86/ FEDORA / MAC OS       OPEN SOURCE Wired / wireless / wireless sensor / ADHOC / MANET / Wired cum Wireless / SDN / VANET / Device to Device Communication etc….
OPNET C/C++ Hewlett-Packard, Sun-4 SPARCVarious, Solaris 2.6, 7 8Microsoft Windows NT 4.0/Windows 2000Required System Patches- Commercial network simulator Wired / wireless / wireless sensor / ADHOC / MANET / Wired cum Wireless / SDN / VANET / Radio Network etc….
QualNet C++ MAC os, Unix, Windows,Linux, Solaris, DOS Commercial network simulator Wired / wireless / wireless sensor / ADHOC / MANET / Wired cum Wireless / SDN / VANET etc….
MININET Python Linux OPENSOURCE OPEN FLOW / SDN (Software Defined Network)
ONESIM Java WINDOWS / LINUX/ MAC OS X OPEN SOURCE Wired / wireless / wireless sensor / ADHOC / MANET / Wired cum Wireless / SDN / VANET  etc….

 

PEERSIM Java WINDOWS / LINUX OPEN SOURCE Parallel Systems / Wired / wireless / wireless sensor / ADHOC / MANET / Wired cum Wireless / SDN / VANET etc….
PSIM C / C++,Java WINDOWS / LINUX/ MAC OS X OPEN SOURCE Parallel & Distributed systems / Wired / wireless / wireless sensor / ADHOC / MANET / Wired cum Wireless / SDN / VANET etc….

Difference between the  network simulators:

Each Network simulators have the various properties ,according to the property we can classify Network simulation Tools based on the following below factors.

  • Interface (Graphical interface GUI / Console ).
  • Cost (Open source / commercial ).
  • Network Range (Limited Access / Unlimited ).
  • Variety ( very simple to the very complex).
  • Mobility.
  • Protocols accessibility.
  • Code optimization.
  • Programming complexity.
  • Reports (Graph).
  • OS Dependable.