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 ToolsProgram LanguageEnvironment OSCommercial DetailsNetwork type
Ns2Tcl / Tk / C++ / OTClWindows( CYGWIN), Linux MINT/UBUNTU / FEDORA / MINT / etc…Open SourceWired / 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 10.7OPEN SOURCEWired / wireless / wireless sensor /  ADHOC / MANET / Wired cum Wireless / SDN / VANET / WBAN / Under water sensor network / Social sensor network etc….
Ns3C++, pythonWindows( CYGWIN), Linux MINT/UBUNTU /Free BSD X86/ FEDORA / MAC OS      OPEN SOURCEWired / wireless / wireless sensor / ADHOC / MANET / Wired cum Wireless / SDN / VANET / Device to Device Communication etc….
OPNETC/C++Hewlett-Packard, Sun-4 SPARCVarious, Solaris 2.6, 7 8Microsoft Windows NT 4.0/Windows 2000Required System Patches-Commercial network simulatorWired / wireless / wireless sensor / ADHOC / MANET / Wired cum Wireless / SDN / VANET / Radio Network etc….
QualNetC++MAC os, Unix, Windows,Linux, Solaris, DOSCommercial network simulatorWired / wireless / wireless sensor / ADHOC / MANET / Wired cum Wireless / SDN / VANET etc….
MININETPythonLinuxOPENSOURCEOPEN FLOW / SDN (Software Defined Network)
ONESIMJavaWINDOWS / LINUX/ MAC OS XOPEN SOURCEWired / wireless / wireless sensor / ADHOC / MANET / Wired cum Wireless / SDN / VANET  etc….

 

PEERSIMJavaWINDOWS / LINUXOPEN SOURCEParallel Systems / Wired / wireless / wireless sensor / ADHOC / MANET / Wired cum Wireless / SDN / VANET etc….
PSIMC / C++,JavaWINDOWS / LINUX/ MAC OS XOPEN SOURCEParallel & 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.