NetSim Academic

NetSim Academic is an economical option for educational customers intending to use NetSim for lab experimentation and teaching. Looking at doing Network R & D? then NetSim Standard is the product you should explore. The version comparison table shows the features available in the different versions of NetSim.

7 reasons why you need NetSim Academic

If you're a professor looking to set-up / enhance your university's communication-network lab, and unable to manage with legacy software / open source simulators, this is just for you.

  NetSim powered lab Possible current lab set-up
1. Easy to use GUI for network design.
Results dashboard with graphs and tables
Packet animation to visually understand protocol working.
Open source simulators use a command line interface and scripting languages. Very difficult for unskilled users to use and understand
2. NetSim academic versions supports a Wide Range of Technologies including the latest in 802.11, 802.15.4, LTE, IOT, MANETs, 802.22, Enhanced TCP etc No experiments in the latest technologies
3. Painless change as equivalent lab experiments are available in NetSim Using legacy software like OPNET and unable to get upgrades / support
4. Well designed and up to date Experiment & User manuals Unclear documentation i.e written for developers and not students, and lacks screen shots, examples etc
5. Straightforward install and licensing Complex installation process prone to errors
6. Dedicated support - live online support during installation. Helpdesk based support post installation. Training sessions via team viewer. Monthly webinars Open source support - dependent on an informal network of people to respond to your queries on the forum.
7. 40+ C based network programming exercises with algorithm, flow chart and pseudo code Non availability of Network Programming exercises

Technologies Supported

The simulation technologies supported in NetSim Academic version are

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

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List of in-built Experiments in NetSim
  1. Introduction to NetSim
  2. Understand working of ARP, and IP forwarding within a LAN and across a router
  3. Simulate and study the spanning tree protocol
  4. Understand the working of “Connection Establishment” in TCP
  5. Appreciate the mathematical modelling of TCP and understand the fundamental relationship between packet loss probability and TCP performance
  6. Study how throughput and error of a Wireless LAN network changes as the distance between the Access Point and the wireless nodes is varied
  7. Estimate the capacity of a IEEE 802.11 WLAN Network and compare the same against simulation
  8. Understand the working of Slow start and Congestion avoidance (Old Tahoe), Fast Retransmit (Tahoe) and Fast Recovery (Reno) Congestion Control Algorithms in TCP
  9. Understand how channel selection can improve performance of a Wi-Fi network
  10. Plot the characteristic curve of throughput versus offered traffic for a Pure and Slotted ALOHA system
  11. Understand the events involved in NetSim DES (Discrete Event Simulator) in simulating the flow of one packet from a Wired node to a Wireless node
  12. Study the working and routing table formation of Interior routing protocols, i.e. Routing Information Protocol (RIP) and Open Shortest Path First (OSPF)
  13. M/D/1 Queuing
  14. Quality of Service (QoS) in 802.11e based WLANs
  15. Study the hidden node problem in WLAN
  16. Analyze the performance of FIFO, Priority and WFQ Queuing Disciplines
  17. Study how call blocking probability varies as the load on a GSM network is continuously increased
  18. Study the 802.15.4 SuperFrame Structure and analyze the effect of SuperFrame order on throughput
  19. Analyze the scenario shown, where Node 1 transmits data to Node 2, with no path loss and obtain the theoretical throughput based on IEEE 802.15.4 standard. Compare this with the simulation result
  20. To analyze how the allocation of frequency spectrum to the Incumbent (Primary) and CR CPE (Secondary User) affects throughput
  21. Study how the throughput of LTE network varies as the distance between the ENB and UE (User Equipment) is increased
  22. Study how the throughput of LTE network varies as the Channel bandwidth changes in the ENB (Evolved node)
  23. Simulate and study LTE Handover procedure
  24. Understand the working of LTE Device to Device Communication
  25. Introduction and working of Internet of Things (IoT)
  26. Understand the working of TCP BIC Congestion control algorithm, simulate and plot the TCP congestion window
  27. Understanding VLAN operation in L2 and L3 Switches
  28. Understanding Access and Trunk Links in VLANs
  29. Understanding Public IP Address & NAT (Network Address Translation)
  30. Understand the working of basic networking commands (Ping, Route Add/Delete/Print, ACL)

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Pricing / Evaluation
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