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Network Simulation Experiments Manual - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780120421718, 9780080490748

Network Simulation Experiments Manual

1st Edition

Author: Emad Aboelela
eBook ISBN: 9780080490748
Paperback ISBN: 9780120421718
Imprint: Morgan Kaufmann
Published Date: 25th June 2003
Page Count: 176
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Table of Contents



Laboratory 0 Introduction

Laboratory 1 Ethernet

Laboratory 2 Token Ring

Laboratory 3 Switched LANs

Laboratory 4 Network Design

Laboratory 5 ATM

Laboratory 6 RIP: Routing Information Protocol

Laboratory 7 OSPF: Open Shortest Path First

Laboratory 8 TCP: Transmission Control Protocol

Laboratory 9 Queuing Disciplines

Laboratory 10 RSVP: Resource Reservation Protocol

Laboratory 11 Firewalls and VPN

Laboratory 12 Applications


The lab exercises contained in the network simulation experiments manual are based on the OPNET simulator (v. 9), a network simulation tool that was originally developed at M.I.T. It provides networking professionals with the option of implementing experiments from their homes or workplaces and the lab manual comes with directions for downloading the free easy-to-install software (special version to this book only--see system requirements below). These labs run through simulations closely tied to the material in the text so that you can visualize the discussions covering core network topologies. Various scenarios are presented within each topology, and review questions and a lab report exercise accompany each lab experiment. The experiments also follows the organization of Computer Networks, Third Edition, by Larry Peterson and Bruce Davie.

System requirements for using the OPNET IT Guru Academic Edition release 9.1:
-Intel Pentium III, 4 or compatible (500 MHz or better)
-256 MB RAM
-400 MB disk space
-Display: 1024 x 768 or higher resolution, 256 or more colors
-The English language version of the following operating systems are supported:
Microsoft Windows NT (Service Pack 3, 5, or 6a)
Windows 2000 (Service Pack 1 and 2 are supported but not required)
Windows XP (Service Pack 1 is required)

Key Features

Written 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 & demonstrating the capability of evaluating different commercial networking products, i.e., Cisco routers.
Covers the core networking topologies and includes assignments on the ethernet, token rings, ATM, Switched LANs, Network Design, RIP, TCP, Queuing Disciplines, QoS, etc.
*Instructors can download the solutions manual to the exercises in the Network Simulation Experiments Manual by clicking on the "Instructors" resource link in the upper right corner of the screen and searching for author "Aboelela."


networking professionals and students in upper-level undergraduate and graduate networking courses


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About the Author

Emad Aboelela

Dr. Emad Aboelela received his Ph.D in Computer Engineering from the University of Miami (Florida); M.Sc. and B.Sc in Computer Science and Automatic Control from the College of Engineering at Alexandria University (Egypt). Currently he is an Associate Professor at Taibah University, Saudi Arabia. He was a faculty member at University of Massachusetts Dartmouth for six years and at Southern Connecticut State University for two years. Dr. Aboelela is a senior member of both IEEE and ACM. He received the Distinguished Professor of the Year Award in 2009 and the Award of Academic Merit in 1998.

Affiliations and Expertise

University of Taibah, Saudi Arabia