May 2, 2007

The Design and Implementation of WiMAX Module for ns-2 Simulator

The Network Simulator 2 (ns-2) is a popular and powerful simulation tool for the simulation of packet-switched networks, which provides substantial support for simulation of TCP, routing, and MAC protocols over wired and wireless networks, such as wireless LANs, mobile ad hoc networks (MANETs), and satellite communications, etc, and is widely used in both academia and industry. Although many protocol modules have been implemented in the ns-2, the IEEE 802.16 broadband wireless access networks (BWANs) or WiMAX module has not been contributed yet. Thus, in this paper, we present our detailed design and implementation of the WiMAX module based on the IEEE 802.16 standard with the point-to-multipoint (PMP) mode for the ns-2. The implemented module comprises fundamental functions of the service-specific convergence sublayer (CS), the MAC common part sublayer (CPS), and the PHY layer. A simple call admission control (CAC) mechanism and the scheduler are also included in this module.


To install the patch, follow the instructions below:

  1. Download the software cygwin and ns-allinone-2.29.3 package.(refer to this website on how to setup cygwin + ns-2)
  2. Download the latest ns-2 WiMAX module source code.
  3. Decompress the ns-2 WiMAX module source code file which including three files : 802_16、common and queue.
  4. Put the 802_16 into c:\cigwin\home\"your_account"\ns-allinone-2.28\ns-2.28\mac.
  5. Move data for common and queue to c:\cigwin\home\"your_account"\ns-allinone-2.28\ns-2.28\common and queue respectively.
  6. Renew your Makefile .
  7. To compile your files by execute "make".

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rtair said...

i am trying install wimax module for ns2 from
but the link never work
could you please send the module and tutorial ,sample,documentation if there exist

Anonymous said...

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Elma said...

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Anonymous said...

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Trung Knight said...

also can't download this module, pls send me too, thank you very much