Date Added: Sep 2012
A Mobile Ad-Hoc NETwork [MANETs] is a collection of wireless mobile nodes forming a temporary network without any centralized access point, infrastructure, or centralized administration. To establish a data transmission between two nodes, typically multiple hopes are required due to the limited transmission range. In a MANET network topology can dynamically change in an unpredictable manner since nodes are free to move. In recent years several routing protocols have been proposed for mobile ad-hoc networks and prominent among them are AODV, DSR and TORA. In this paper presenting their overview, characteristics, functionality, benefits and limitations and makes their comparative analysis, so to analysis their performance.