The Practical OPNET User Guide for Computer Network Simulation

Adarshpal S. Sethi, Vasil Y. Hnatyshin

August 24, 2012 by Chapman and Hall/CRC
Reference - 527 Pages - 258 B/W Illustrations
ISBN 9781439812051 - CAT# K10606


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  • Provides detailed descriptions of the most commonly used OPNET software features
  • Illustrates how to develop and configure models for every layer of the TCP/IP reference model
  • Contains extensive examples that show how to set up and configure many nontrivial features of OPNET software
  • Presents detailed answers to commonly asked "how-to" questions
  • Includes laboratory assignments that cover all layers of the TCP/IP reference model and enable readers to experiment with various software features described in the text


One of the first books to provide a comprehensive description of OPNET® IT Guru and Modeler software, The Practical OPNET® User Guide for Computer Network Simulation explains how to use this software for simulating and modeling computer networks. The included laboratory projects help readers learn different aspects of the software in a hands-on way.

Quickly Locate Instructions for Performing a Task
The book begins with a systematic introduction to the basic features of OPNET, which are necessary for performing any network simulation. The remainder of the text describes how to work with various protocol layers using a top-down approach. Every chapter explains the relevant OPNET features and includes step-by-step instructions on how to use the features during a network simulation.

Gain a Better Understanding of the "Whats" and "Whys" of the Simulations
Each laboratory project in the back of the book presents a complete simulation and reflects the same progression of topics found in the main text. The projects describe the overall goals of the experiment, discuss the general network topology, and give a high-level description of the system configuration required to complete the simulation.

Discover the Complex Functionality Available in OPNET
By providing an in-depth look at the rich features of OPNET software, this guide is an invaluable reference for IT professionals and researchers who need to create simulation models. The book also helps newcomers understand OPNET by organizing the material in a logical manner that corresponds to the protocol layers in a network.