A Survey on Wireless Network Simulators

Amanjot Singh Toor, A. K. Jain

Abstract


The Network simulator helps the developer to create and simulate new models on an arbitrary network by specifying both the behavior of the network nodes and the communication channels. It provides a virtual environment for an assortment of desirable features such as modeling a network based on a specific criteria and analyzing its performance under different scenarios. This saves cost and time required for testing the functionality and the execution of network. This paper has surveyed various Wireless Network Simulators and compared them.

Keywords


Open-Source Technology, Network Simulation, Open Source Network simulators, NS2, NS3, J-Sim, OMNeT++, OPNET, QUALNET and MATLAB

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.11591/eei.v6i1.568

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