Has anyone here ever bothered modelling and/or load simulating their network? If so what software did you use?
I've been set this task and the best software I've found is OPNET - we used it at uni and its not bad. Trouble with it is it's strictly academic - setting the size and content of your IP packets is all well and good, but a modern network simulator really ought to allow you to simulate a wireless network of more than 11Mbps connection speed!!!