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The Network Research Lab has many resources to carry out our experiments. Everything from Wireless equipment and laptops for real world measurement and testing to our own dedicated servers for simulations and analysis. We are also able to access resources provided by WestGrid and PlanetLab.

Below is a list of some of our hardware:

Wireless Equipment

  • Laptops of various makes and models
  • PDAs with integrated wifi/bluetooth and expansion packs allowing for pcmcia card use
  • TelosB IEEE802.15.4 zigbee wireless programmable sensor motes with integrated usb ports, temperature, humidity, and light sensors
  • Wifi grabbers (individually useable or hardwired ones placed around campus)
  • Wifi Spectrum Analyser
  • High Gain antennas
  • Access Points


  • 9 IBM x335 series compute nodes with a single Xeon 2.4GHz CPU and 1GB of RAM
  • 2 IBM x335 series compute nodes with dual Xeon 2.4GHz CPUs and 1GB of RAM
  • 2 IBM x345 series web proxy caches with dual Xeon 2.0GHz CPUs and 2GB of RAM
  • 3 IBM x3550 series compute nodes with a quad core 3.0GHz CPU and 32GB of RAM
  • File server with 60TB capacity
  • 1Gbit Campus Network Connection and 1Gbit Internal Connection between machines



  • Matlab
  • Maple
  • OpNet Modeler
  • Bestfit
  • Airopeek
  • Omnipeek
  • Omispectrum

To sign out equipment see the contacts page.