Here are some things you can do after having installed INET successfully.
inet project in the IDE workspace, and explore it.
Sources of protocol implementations and other components are in the
examples/ folder contains several example simulation models, that is,
networks assembled from components under
You can launch an example simulation by selecting its folder, and clicking Run
on the toolbar. The simulation will execute as a GUI application, letting you
explore, run, pause, and single-step the simulation model. Simulation results
will be placed into the
results/ subfolder; you can view them by
double-clicking the created
You’ll need OMNeT++ knowledge to create simulations with INET. The following pages, each about 5-10 minutes to read, are automatically opened in the IDE when you first start it. You can also access them later from the Help menu (Help Contents -> OMNeT++ Documentation -> Getting Started).
OMNeT++ at a Glance: explains the purpose of various files:
msg and so on.
Getting Started with the Simulation IDE: an illustrated guide to performing basic tasks in the IDE.
Then, we strongly recommend that you go through the basic tutorial that comes with OMNeT++. It will take more than a few minutes, but it’s the quickest way to get you going.
Follow the tutorials that come with the INET Framework.
Study the showcases that higlight how to use specific features in INET.
Armed with knowledge gained from experience in the previous steps, you should be able to modify the example simulations, or create simple new ones.
For more in-depth knowledge, e.g. to be able to understand and modify the components INET provides, you need to study the documentation.
When you are stuck, you can ask for help on the OMNeT++ mailing list. Doing your research before posting and being specific will greatly increase the chance that you’ll receive a useful answer.