Date Added: Aug 2012
No infrastructure, no centralized administration and self-configuration are the main characteristics of MANETs. The primary motivation of MANET deployment is to increase portability, mobility and flexibility. However, this mobility causes an unpredictable change in topology and makes routing more difficult. In this paper, the authors will show their conducted study with AODV (reactive), DSDV (proactive) and ZRP (hybrid) routing protocols. The performance of TCP and UDP over FSR (proactive), AODV (reactive) and ZRP (hybrid) routing protocols have been evaluated by analyzing the affects of changing network parameters such as, node speed and pause time on three performance metrics: throughput, average end-to-end delay and packet delivery ratio in GloMoSim.