Date Added: Sep 2012
A Mobile Ad hoc NETwork (MANET) is a kind of wireless ad-hoc network, and is a self configuring network of mobile routers connected by wireless links. Self configurability and easy deployment feature of the MANET resulted in numerous applications in this modern era. Efficient routing protocols will make MANETs reliable. Various research communities are working in field of MANET and trying to adopt the protocols and technology in other applications as well. In this paper, an attempt has been made to compare three well know protocols AODV, DSR and DSDV by using three performance metrics packet delivery ratio, average end to end delay and routing overhead.