Date Added: Dec 2009
A Mobile Ad hoc NETwork (MANET) is a collection of wireless mobile nodes communicating with each other using multi-hop wireless links without any existing network infrastructure or centralized administration. To decide Routing protocols for ad-hoc networks is a great challenge. Network throughput delay and packet delivery ratio are three important parameters in the design and evaluation of mobile ad hoc networks. In recent years, a variety of routing protocols targeted specifically where Pause time was constant. In this paper, the authors make a comparison of three prominent protocols AODV, DSR and DSDV for mobile ad hoc network by varying pause time and simulating them on NS2.