Date Added: Aug 2011
Traditional routing protocols were developed to support user communication in networks with a fixed infrastructure with reliable, high-capacity links. On the other hand Mobile Ad-hoc Network is a collection of wireless mobile nodes which dynamically forms a temporary network without the use of any existing network infrastructure or centralized administration. These networks need efficient routing protocols; various ad hoc routing protocols have been proposed and compared based on some metrics. The authors present the analytical simulation results of routing protocols DSR, AODV, OLSR and GRP for two applications namely ftp and email, using the network simulator OPNET 14.0.