Date Added: Aug 2012
A Mobile Ad hoc NETwork (MANET) is a collection of wireless network that can exchange information dynamically, instead of using a central base station (access point) to which all computers must communicate. The routing protocols i.e. proactive, reactive and hybrid in an ad hoc network should be able to deal well with dynamically changing topology and nodes should exchange information on the topology of the network, in order to establish routes. In this paper, a comprehensive attempt has been made to compare the performance of three prominent reactive protocols DSR, AODV, CBRP. A simulation model has been used to study their performance using network simulator as GloMOSim-2.03 by measuring the metrics like Packet Delivery Ratio, End-to-End Delay and Normalized packet overhead.