Performance Analysis of Reactive and Hybrid Routing Protocols in Ad Hoc Networks
Ad hoc networks are basically peer-to-peer, multihop, mobile wireless networks in which information packets are transmitted in a store-and-forward manner from a source to an arbitrary destination, via intermediate nodes. Infrastructure-less networks have no fixed routers; all nodes are capable of movement and can be connected dynamically in an arbitrary manner. In this paper, the authors have analyzed the reactive (AODV and TORA) and hybrid (ZRP) routing protocols by simulating these protocols in Networks Simulator NS-2.33. After successful simulation, they have analyzed the result of simulation for these routing protocols over the different performance metrics.