Simulation Based Performance Evaluation and Comparison of Proactive and Reactive Routing Protocols in Mobile Ad-Hoc Networks
Mobile Ad-hoc NETwork (MANET) is a collection of wireless mobile nodes dynamically forming a temporary network without the aid of any established infrastructure or centralized administration. The mobility of nodes in MANETs results in frequent changes of network topology making routing in MANETs a challenging task. Routing protocols in MANET helps node to send and receive packets. Some studies have been reported in the literature to evaluate the performance of the proposed routing algorithms. However, since the publication of experimental standards for some routing protocols by IETF, little activity has been done to contrast the performance of reactive against proactive protocols.