Network Simulation Experiments Manual,
Edition 3
By Emad Aboelela

Publication Date: 03 Mar 2011
Network Simulation Experiments Manual, Third Edition, is a practical tool containing detailed, simulation-based experiments to help students and professionals learn about key concepts in computer networking. It allows the networking professional to visualize how computer networks work with the aid of a software tool called OPNET to simulate network function. OPNET provides a virtual environment for modeling, analyzing, and predicting the performance of IT infrastructures, including applications, servers, and networking technologies. It can be downloaded free of charge and is easy to install.

The book’s simulation approach provides a virtual environment for a wide range of desirable features, such as modeling a network based on specified criteria and analyzing its performance under different scenarios. The experiments include the basics of using OPNET IT Guru Academic Edition; operation of the Ethernet network; partitioning of a physical network into separate logical networks using virtual local area networks (VLANs); and the basics of network design. Also covered are congestion control algorithms implemented by the Transmission Control Protocol (TCP); the effects of various queuing disciplines on packet delivery and delay for different services; and the role of firewalls and virtual private networks (VPNs) in providing security to shared public networks. Each experiment in this updated edition is accompanied by review questions, a lab report, and exercises.

Networking designers and professionals as well as graduate students will find this manual extremely helpful.

Key Features

  • Updated and expanded by an instructor who has used OPNET simulation tools in his classroom for numerous demonstrations and real-world scenarios
  • Software download based on an award-winning product made by OPNET Technologies, Inc., whose software is used by thousands of commercial and government organizations worldwide, and by over 500 universities.
  • Useful experimentation for professionals in the workplace who are interested in learning and demonstrating the capability of evaluating different commercial networking products, i.e., Cisco routers
  • Covers the core networking topologies and includes assignments on Switched LANs, Network Design, CSMA, RIP, TCP, Queuing Disciplines, Web Caching, etc.
About the author
By Emad Aboelela, University of Taibah, Saudi Arabia
Table of Contents

PrefaceIntroduction: Basics of OPNET IT Guru Academic EditionLaboratory 1. CSMALaboratory 2. Wireless Local Area NetworksLaboratory 3. Switched LANsLaboratory 4. VLAN: Virtual Local Area NetworksLaboratory 5. Network DesignLaboratory 6. Routing Information ProtocolLaboratory 7. OSPF: Open Shortest Path FirstLaboratory 8. BGP: Border Gateway ProtocolLaboratory 9. Mobile Wireless NetworkLaboratory 10. TCP: Transmission Control ProtocolLaboratory 11. Queuing DisciplinesLaboratory 12. RSVP: Resource Reservation ProtocolLaboratory 13. Firewalls and VPNLaboratory 14. ApplicationsLaboratory 15.Web Caching and Data Compression

Appendix A Token RingAppendix B ATM

Book details
ISBN: 9780123852106
Page Count: 208
Retail Price : £22.95
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Networking designers and professionals; graduate students