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This website is hosted for showcasing the network simulators like ns2, ns3, omnet++ and their supporting tools.

Often I get queries like why are you showcasing only installation instructions of various softwares and not the source codes for various protocols, etc.  Also I used the idea of some other websites and post those codes here in my website.  Here is my justification for these questions

  • NS2, NS3 is open source softwares and only the software is free, but the support is pricey. But i do the support also free (so far). I never charged a single penny for anyone whom i have helped online. 
  • Initially i developed this website for my students to get to know the information related to ns2, Most of the users of the world first try to install ns2 and only then they started practicing. My website will help them in the first step to install, to run simple scripts and progress
  • I used some of the codes given by my students to compile it on a new OS, once I tried that, I try to record it and post it in my blog. (But some third party companies take the code and sell it to students (that's quite normal) and later if they found any errors, they divert to me for any errors or bugs in the program (which I don't like). So I stopped posting the workable source codes of ns2, still most of the codes are freely available in ns2 that were compiled once in a older versions of ns2 (ns 2.1, 2.26, etc)... 
  • But I do help lot of students across the globe through Facebook, Google+ or @tspradeepkumar any social media and I help them in sharing the source codes (what i develop or the codes some others developed and recompiled in latest version of ns2). So I do help the student community outside this blog.
Also I place Google Adverstisements (Adsense codes) to pay for the adwords and to pay the domain hosting and registration charges. Since everything is free,  I place ads to compensate my hosting charges. 

Also if you want to donate through paypal, here is the link
So, I wont stop sharing information to my readers. I feel "Information is Wealth" 


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Here are the steps, Please follow the video given below for more information.

$] tar zxvf ns-allinone-2.35.tar.gz

$] sudo apt install gcc-4.8 g++-4.8

if you have installed ubuntu just now, you can try these commands also in the beginning

$] sudo apt update
$] sudo apt install build-essential autoconf automake libxmu-dev

$] cd ns-allinone-2.35/ns-2.35
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$] gedit linkstate/ls.h

line number 137, change erase to this->erase
$] cd ..
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OS Used: Ubuntu 16.04.4
ns3 version: ns3 version 3.27

The same procedure will be applied for OS like Debian, Linux Mint.

Fresh installation of Ubuntu 16.04 Let you try the fresh installation of ubuntu in your hard disk along with windows.
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