Tuesday, July 23, 2013


NS-2 is a very popular discrete event Network Simulator which is widely used in the research  field of Wired, Wireless and Satellite Networks  across both academia and industry as a way of  designing, testing and evaluating new and  existing protocols and architectures, and has also proven a very useful tool for teaching purposes.

NS-2 comes fully equipped of protocols, models, algorithms and accessory tools. NS-2 is an open source network simulator which is freely available for academic research purpose. Therefore, in terms of scientific acceptance, number of tools/modules and cost, NS-2 would be a sort of ideal choice.

NS-2 started as a variant of the REAL network simulator in 1989 and has since been supported by the Virtual InterNetwork Testbed (VINT) project that is a DARPA-funded research project whose aim is to build a network simulator. The first version of NS was for wired networks but the demand to support wireless networking made the Monarch Group to create new version NS-2. NS-2 uses two languages C++ to implement protocols and Object Oriented Tcl (OTcl) for configuration and simulation the scripts.

How to Run NS2 Program in Linux

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