In this paper, the authors present a summary of the results obtained when routing protocols viz. AODV, DSR, DYMO were simulated using virtual hosts on a discrete-event simulator: OMNeT++ v4.2.1. The three protocols are run on a simulation setup of 20 nodes without any mobility models. This allows the user to focus their attention on solely the MAC properties and related results derived from the three protocols. They describe and compare the three routing protocols on available parameters like contention window, SNIR, routing overhead, radio state and more. They conclude by stating the DYMO emerges as the better protocol of the three examined here.