Effect of Traffic Type on the Performance of Table Driven and on Demand Routing Protocols of MANET
An ad hoc network is a collection of mobile nodes that dynamically form a temporary network. Routing in a MANET is challenging because of the dynamic topology and the lack of an existing fixed infrastructure. In this paper investigation has been done on the effect of change in number of nodes on MANET routing protocols. Here, it has been analyzed and compared the performance of MANET routing protocols AODV and DSDV based on both CBR and TCP based traffic patterns. The NS-2 simulator is used for performing various simulations. Simulation results show that Reactive protocols better in terms of packet delivery ratio and average end-to-end delay.