Network Simulator NS2: Shortcomings, Potential Development and Enhancement Strategies

  • Nino Kubinidze
  • Ivan Ganchev
  • Máirtin O’Droma


The basic concept and evolution of the network simulator (NS) is discussed MPLS Network Simulator (MNS) and Wireless Mobile Networking are described with emphasis on conceptual model and architecture. Current NS compatibility issues and shortcomings are considered and a potential development plan is proposed. NS enhancement strategies in terms of enriching various modules with MPLS and HMIPv6 functionalities are proposed and novel schematic embedding algorithms are shown.


Network Simulator (NS) NS2 MPLS NS (MNS) Base Station (BS) MPLS-aware BS integrated MPLS & HMIPv6 BS functionality 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Nino Kubinidze
    • 1
  • Ivan Ganchev
    • 1
  • Máirtin O’Droma
    • 1
  1. 1.ECE DepartmentUniversity of LimerickLimerickIreland

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