[ns] Multi-interface support howto
laurent.paquereau at q2s.ntnu.no
Fri Feb 2 00:55:00 PST 2007
I have been reading your how-to and as your statements and concerns are
quite similar to a subset of those we presented last year in , you
might find interesting reading this paper.
 Laurent Paquereau and Bjarne E. Helvik, "A Module-based Wireless
Node for ns-2", in Proceedings of the first Workshop on NS2: the IP
network simulator (WNS2), Pisa, Italy, 2006.
A Module-based Wireless Node (MW-Node) is a Node with wireless and
mobile capabilities added by means of modules. It is not a new node
object derived from Node. Rather it is a new layout of mostly existing
components. The aim is to provide a flexible support for wireless and
mobile networking and in particular:
* support for multiple interfaces/multiple channels, and
* a common basis for the implementation of wireless routing protocols.
The code is distributed as a patch for ns-2.30 and is now available
online with the documentation at: http://www.q2s.ntnu.no/~paquerea/ns.html
Feedback and comments are much appreciated.
Q2S Centre of Excellence, NTNU
Ramon Aguero wrote:
> Dear all,
> We have seen a lot of requests about the possibility to extend the NS-2
> framework to support multiple interfaces. Although there is some
> information available, according to the messages that have been sent to
> this list, it seems that a more thorough description may be required.
> In this sense, after performing an analysis about existing activities in
> this topic, we have created a document that tries to summarize which are
> the required changes to be performed within the different pieces of the
> simulator (tcl, c++) as well as how routing protocols can be adapted to
> make use of the new feature. The howto is entitled "Adding Multiple
> Interface Support in NS-2" and it has been written by my colleague Jesús
> Pérez and myself.
> I’ve uploaded the document, which can be retrieved from the following
> We will be happy to receive any feedback, comments, so as to improve the
> howto, since we would like to have it like a living document, adding new
> features as they are available.
> Best regards,
> Ramón Agüero Calvo
> Dept. of Communications Engineering
> Network Planning & Mobile Communications
> University of Cantabria
> Avda Castros s/n
> 39005 - Santander
> ramon at tlmat.unican.es
> Tel: +34 942 201 392 (Ext 14)
> Fax: +34 942 201 488
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