Date Added: Jul 2012
Extensive use of wireless networks in different fields increases the need to improve their performance, as well as minimize the amplitude of loss messages. Device mobility, where there is no standard topology that can be applied or fixed routing that can be designed, is a topic that received recent attention in wireless networks. In a Mobile Ad-hoc NETwork (MANET), some nodes may join the network while others may leave. In this paper, the authors analyze a MANET's performance for two proactive protocols; Ad-hoc On-demand Distance Vector (AODV) Protocol, and Dynamic Source Routing (DSR) Protocol. By using network simulator NS2, they setup and evaluate the performance of AODV and DSR protocols with respect to the packets' size.