Best Network simulator for Research

The simulator is used to check whether the network is able to work in the real time.Network simulators reduces the time and cost.It ease the project in real time by means of simulation.Huge network simulators are used in recent days.

Different Types of network simulators:

Recently used network simulators are listed below:

  • Ns2
  • Ns3
  • OMNET
  • OPNET
  • Qualnet
  • NETSIM
  • TOSSIM
  • JSIM
  • REAL

Ns2:

  • It is a discrete event simulator
  • It supports both wired and wireless networks
  • It supports for simulation of TCP, routing, and multicast protocols

Ns3:

  • It is also an open sourced network simulator
  • It is an event driven network simulator
  • It is licensed under the  GNU GPLv2 license

OMNET:

  • It is modular component based simulator
  • It is a C++ based simulation framework

Qualnet:

  • It is a commercial version of GloMoSim
  • It uses C++ and C languages.

NETSIM:

  • It is a discrete event simulator
  • It has object oriented system modeling

TOSSIM:

  • It is used in Tiny OS
  • It can able to simulate more number of nodes.
  • It is developed in C++ and python languages

JSIM:

  • It is an object oriented network simulator
  • It possible to manipulate Java objects in the Tcl environment

REAL:

  • It is developed by using C
  • Creates the graph structure
  • It has threat based simulation package