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Network Simulation Experiments Manual

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.
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Table of Contents

Preface Introduction Laboratory 01 - CSMA Laboratory 02 - Wireless Local Area Networks Laboratory 03 - Switched LANs Laboratory 04 - VLAN: Virtual Local Area Networks Laboratory 05 - Network Design Laboratory 06 - Routing Information Protocol Laboratory 07 - OSPF: Open Shortest Path First Laboratory 08 - BGP: Border Gateway Protocol Laboratory 09 - Mobile Wireless Network Laboratory 10 - TCP: Transmission Control Protocol Laboratory 11 - Queuing Disciplines Laboratory 12 - RSVP: Resource Reservation Protocol Laboratory 13- Firewalls and VPN Laboratory 14 - Applications Laboratory 15- Web Caching and Data Compression Appendix A--Token Ring Appendix B-- ATM

About the Author

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.

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