NetSim Academic

Key Features

The Academic version offers a host of compelling features:

Simulation Technologies Supported

  • Aloha, Slotted Aloha
  • Ethernet, Switching
  • Token Ring, Token Bus
  • Wireless – 802.11 a / b / g / n / ac
  • Routing – RIP, OSPF, BGP
  • Transmission Control Protocol – Old Tahoe, Tahoe, Reno, New Reno
  • User Datagram Protocol
  • MANET with DSR, AODV, ZRP and OLSR
  • Wi Max
  • GSM & CDMA
  • Wireless Sensor Network (WSN)
  • Zigbee
  • Cognitive Radio
  • Long Term Evolution (LTE), LTE Advanced

Animated Basics

  • Over 300 2D animations
  • Play and Pause
  • Real Life analogies


  • Hierarchical control with Admin at the top
  • Individual user names and passwords
  • Exam mode for testing

Attractive Pricing

Licenses starting from 10 Users, Volume discounts available with increased number of licenses.


  • Inter and Intra protocol comparison
  • Graphing and Export to Spread Sheets

Programming in C / C ++ / Java

Network programming is a key skill that enhances student's "employability". Apart from simulation, NetSim features a separate "Programming" menu to help students build skills in these basic mechanisms of computer networking.

  • Graphical Representation: Features a custom built UI, for each exercise. This custom UI explains the working of the technology with animation per code progress. When the user links his or her code then the graphs change per the output of the user's code.
  • Breadth of Techniques: Covers over 45 exercises including, Assignment of Sites, ARP, CIDR, Cryptography, Distance Vector Routing, Error Detection and correction Codes, Framing Sequence, Socket Programming, Shortest Path Algorithms, Spanning Tree, Transmission Flow Control
  • Algorithm, Flow Chart, Pseudo Code & Source Code: Enables the student to get familiar with software design principles, interface guidelines and implementing network programs. They provide a step-by-step understanding of network programming. Provided along with all exercises are working C source code for the faculty. a) The Codes are standard C and compile with GCC b) Programs contain standard API's and code separation into source and header files and c) I/O interface via text files
  • De-bugging: Simplifies debugging as users can link their code to NetSim using "Attach to process" and passing NetSim's install path and windows temp folder as command line arguments. Then users can add break points in their code and proceed with debug with step-in, step-out, step-through etc.

Success Stories

NetSim brings the power of simulation right to your desktop. Combine this with real time packet capture, network programming and animated basics, and you have the ideal lab experimentation and teaching software.