Is Ns2 Simulator Free

Without question, the network simulator 2 is defined as the free simulator and open source software and it is utilized for various research purposes.

Downloading Network Simulator 2

Initially, we have to download the packages based on network simulator 2 in Ubuntu for free of cost using the below mentioned URL.

Link to Download Ns2

Installation of Ns 2.31

While completing the process of downloading, we have to install the Ns2 packages over the execution of below mentioned commands.

  • Firstly, we have to copy and paste the packages into the home drive
  • Then, extract the packages to install the Ns2.31
  • Following that, we have to execute the below mentioned commands in the Ubuntu terminal to install the Ns2.31

cd ns-allinone-2.31/

suod ./install

Steps to Create Ns2 Simulation

Hereby, we have highlighted the steps that have been deployed to create the simulation based on network simulator 2.

  • Initially, define the network topology which includes
  • Router queuing rules
  • Links
  • Nodes
  • Then, we have to create some TCP or UDP connections using the agents and they are attached to the nodes
  • Following that, we have to create some applications such as
  • Telnet to intermittent random packet generation
  • FTP for bulk transfer
  • Lastly, start the simulation

In addition, you can feel free to contact us if you have any doubts while implementing by your own.