Date Added: Nov 2012
Mobile Ad-hoc NETworks (MANETS) are formed by a collection of mobile nodes that have the ability to form a communication network without the help of any fixed infrastructure. Because of the nature of these networks, routing protocols play a prominent role in their scalability and overall performance. Due to limited radio transmission range, multiple hops may be required in order to exchange data among the communicating nodes. So, a key requirement of any efficient routing protocol is to find a route between two communicating nodes quickly and with low bandwidth overheads. This paper inspects two MANET protocols (i.e. Ad-hoc On-demand Distance Vector routing (AODV) and Dynamic Source Routing (DSR)) and examines their performance based on variation of node density and mobility.