Simulation & Performance Analysis of Proactive, Reactive & Hybrid Routing Protocols in MANET

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A Mobile Ad-hoc NETwork (MANET) consists of a number of mobile wireless nodes, the communication between these mobile nodes is carried out without any centralized control. MANET is a self organized and self configurable network where the mobile nodes move arbitrarily. The mobile nodes can receive and relay packets as a router. Routing is a critical issue and an efficient routing protocol makes the MANET reliable. There are two types of features of MANET - absence of fixed infrastructure and absence of central administration.