Performance Comparison of Routing Protocols
A Mobile Ad hoc NETwork (MANET) is a collection of wireless mobile nodes dynamically forming a network topology without the use of any existing network infrastructure or centralized administration. MANET is a self configuring network and the topology of the network keeps on changing as the nodes move randomly and organize themselves in an arbitrarily manner. Mobile nodes communicate with each other using multi-hop wireless links. Each node in the network also acts as a router, forwarding data packets for other nodes. In order to facilitate communication within the network, a routing protocol is used to discover routes between nodes.