is ultra high-fidelity network evaluation software
that predicts wireless, wired and mixed-platform
network and networking device performance. Designed
to take full advantage of the multi-threading capabilities
of multi-core 64-bit processors, QualNet supports
simulation of thousands of network nodes.
QualNet offers unmatched platform portability
and interface flexibility. QualNet runs on sequential
and parallel Unix, Windows, Mac OS X and Linux
operating systems, and is also designed to link
seamlessly with modeling/simulation applications
and live networks.
Components of QualNet
QualNet Architect: Design Mode
allows users to set up terrain, network connections,
subnets, mobility patterns of wireless users,
and other functional parameters of network nodes.
Users can create network models by using intuitive,
click and drag operations. Users can also customize
the protocol stack of any of the nodes and can
specify the application layer traffic and services
that run on the network.
QualNet Architect: Visual Mode
gives the user opportunities to perform in depth
visualization and analysis of a network scenario
designed in Design Mode. As simulations are running,
users can watch packets at various layers flow
through the network and view dynamic graphs of
critical performance metrics. Real-time statistics
are also an option, where users can view dynamic
graphs while a network scenario simulation is
QualNet Analyzer is a statistical
graphing tool that displays the metrics collected
during the simulation of a network scenario in
a graphical format. You can customize the graph
display. All statistics are exportable to spreadsheets
in CSV format.
QualNet Packet Tracer provides
a visual representation of packet trace files
generated during the simulation of a network scenario.
Trace files are text files in XML format that
contain information about packets as they move
up and down the protocol stack.
QualNet File Editor is a text
editing tool that displays the contents of the
selected file in text format and allows the user
to edit files.