Date Added: Jun 2012
A Mobile Ad-hoc NETwork (MANET) is a self-configuring infrastructure less network of mobile devices connected by wireless. Each device in a MANET is free to move independently in any direction, and will therefore change its links to other devices frequently. Routing in MANET is a challenging task due to mobility of nodes, infrastructure-less and lack of central administration. The main classes of MANET Routing Protocols are Proactive, Reactive and Hybrid. This paper evaluates performance of OLSR (Proactive), AODV (Reactive) and GRP (Hybrid) routing protocols by considering IEEE 802.11 Wireless LAN Standard and 48 Mbps data rate.