Masters Theses


“Network simulation is a major step in network planning. Various commercial packages provide useful predictions about the network performance and allow designers to obtain optimal performance by evaluating different modifications.

COMNET III is a graphical, off-the shelf simulation tool which is used to analyze the performance of a computer network. In this study, COMNET III will be tested by comparing the results it produces with actual results obtained using a test network in the lab.

A network analysis package, Observer 7.1 ®, will be used for gathering statistics about the test network. Observer produces reports about network performance by capturing the packets flowing throughout the network. Bandwidth utilization of the segment, error statistics, and information about stations with the largest traffic are some examples of Observer reports.

The goal of this study is to verify that the simulation package produces results that are relatively close to the actual results”--Abstract, page iii.


Miller, Ann K.

Committee Member(s)

Stanley, R. Joe
Subramanya, S. R.


Electrical and Computer Engineering

Degree Name

M.S. in Computer Engineering


University of Missouri--Rolla

Publication Date

Summer 2002


xi, 43 pages

Note about bibliography

Includes bibliographical references (page 42).


© 2002 Eyad Salah Taqieddin, All rights reserved.

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Thesis - Restricted Access

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Subject Headings

Network performance (Telecommunication)

Thesis Number

T 8102

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