Date Added: Aug 2012
This paper presents the performance analysis of different routing protocols of a Mobile Ad hoc NETwork (MANET) including cellular wireless nodes. The connections between these cellular nodes have been conducted without any typical control. MANET is a self-organized and self configurable program where cellular nodes are modified randomly. The cellular nodes can acquire and forward the packets as a wireless router. Random movement of different nodes makes the packet forwarding even more complicated. This paper has dealt with four routing protocols i.e., AODV, DSR, DSDV and TORA using ns2 simulator. The performance of these routing protocols has been analyzed by five metrics: throughput, end to end delay, packet drop, routing overhead and bandwidth.