Performance and Comparison of Multi-Hop Ad-Hoc Routing Protocols ? Quantitative Study

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Wireless Ad-hoc network is emerging network and form temporary networks. Due to its spontaneous nature the topology is frequently changes. Protocols selection and set up routing between any pair of nodes are the primary goal design for any wireless network. Several protocols are proposed in Mobile Ad hoc NETwork (MANET) and selected protocol must provide best capability of data delivery and data integrity. In this paper, the authors are study and analysis the performance and characteristic of Ad hoc On-demand Distance Vector (AODV), Dynamic Source Routing (DSR), Optimized Link State Routing (OLSR) and Destination Sequenced Distance Vector (DSDV) protocols using NS2 simulator. They are comparing the above said protocols based on the delay, throughput, control overhead and packet delivery ratio.