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Installation of ns3 in Windows 10 and Windows 11 OS using WSL (Windows Subsystem for Linux)

This post shows how to install ns-3.33 in Windows 10 through WSL (Windows Subsystem for Linux)
This posts works for Windows 11 also (I have tested it on a Windows 11 ISO and it works the Same way as mentioned in the following post.)
This post will work for ns-3.3x version.
Prerequisites:
Install Windows Subsystem for Linux with GUI: Please refer the following video 



System Information:
OS used: Windows 10 and WSL (Ubuntu 20.04)
GUI: XServer for Windows
NS3 Version: ns-3.33

See the following complete video on how to install ns3 in Windows 10


Step 0 : Open XLaunch
Step 1 :  Open WSL using PowerShell and open it as Administrator

Command:/ wsl
$ xfce4-session

The GUI of Ubuntu Opens within Windows 10 OS.

Step 2 : Download ns3 from nsnam.org website through Mozilla Firefox browser

Step 3: Open a Terminal 
$ sudo apt update
$ sudo apt install build-essential autoconf automake libxmu-dev python3-pygraphviz cvs mercurial bzr git cmake p7zip-full python3-matplotlib python-tk python3-dev qt5-qmake qt5-default gnuplot-x11 wireshark

Step 4: Move the ns3 file from Downloads/ folder to Home folder (/home/pradeepkumar) and unzip it there itself, Right Click -- Extract Here

Step 5: Go to the terminal that is already open and issue the following commands 

$ cd 
$ cd ns-allinone-3.33/
$ ./build.py --enable-examples --enable-tests
It might take 10 to 20 minutes for installing, may be in between there might be errors as well. 

Once the installation over, check for the following command for the working of ns3.

$ cd ns-3.33
$ ./waf --run hello-simulator

Also check for first.cc file, move the file from ns-3.33/examples/tutorial. folder to ns-3.33/scratch folder

$ ./waf --run scratch/first
You should get 4 lines of output between the client and server interaction

Then you can try for NetAnim as well as per the video.
In the first.cc file, include the following lines so work for NetAnim
#include "ns3/netanim-module.h"

and the following line above the Simulator::Run() function

AnimationInterface anim("first.xml");
After the above changes, compile the file again using 

$ ./waf --run scratch/first
A file named first.xml would have created and it can be opened using NetAnim. To run NetAnim, try the following:
Open a new Terminal 
$ cd ns-allinone-3.33/netanim-3.108/
$./NetAnim

Open the first.xml file and you can check the output. 

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