I am high school student looking to learn about networking for one of my independent projects. I asked my computers teacher (who used to teach networking) and he suggested finding a network simulator. I did some Googling and most I found are Linux based. I would prefer to work from Windows (as I don't have a ton of freedom with what I'm able to install on the school computers, and I'm not familiar with the Linux environment). I am open to using Cygwin but I don't know much about it. I built a computer for one of my earlier projects and buying a second hard drive is an option to run Linux natively on it. I was also looking at this book for a reference: http://www.amazon.com/Networking-Bib...86&sr=8-1#noop
Any help would be much appreciated.