The performance of computer communication networks is often given only cursory treatment in undergraduate Networking or Computer Communication courses. A simulation package for the investigation of many aspects of Local Area Network (LAN) performance is introduced. Its use as a tool for allowing undergraduate Networking students to investigate the performance of a popular networking system is discussed.
Lewis Barnett. NetSim: A Network Performance Simulator. Technical paper (TR-92-2). Math and Computer Science Technical Report Series. Richmond, Virginia: Department of Mathematics and Computer Science, University of Richmond, June, 1992.