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ns-3 is a discrete-event network simulator for Internet systems, targeted primarily for research and educational use. ns-3 is free software, licensed under the GNU GPLv2 license, and is publicly available for research, development, and use.
Get ns-3:
Most recent stable release:
•  Download ns-3.23 code
•  View documentation

Other releases and docs:

•  All releases
•  All documentation


Get involved:
Attend ns-3’s annual meeting
11-15 May 2015, Barcelona
•  Meeting overview
•  Workshop on ns-3
•  Training overview


Building a great network simulator for research and education requires many contributions from the community. The NS-3 Consortium provides organizational and financial support to the open source project.