Provided by: International Journal of Advanced Research in Computer Science and Software Engineering (IJARCSSE)
Date Added: Apr 2013
For any kind of network i.e. wired or wireless, routing is an important function. In routing process a node i.e. source transmit the data packets to another node i.e. destination. Routing in wireless networks have great challenges due to mobility, limited transmission range, limited bandwidth, battery constraints, and broadcast nature. A Mobile Ad-hoc NETwork (MANET) is a wireless network in which mobile wireless nodes are connected is such a way that no centralized administration is required for communication. Due to mobility in nodes, the authors need routing protocols those can handle the topological changes without loose of communication. The MANET routing protocols are basically classified into three main categories: Proactive, Reactive and Hybrid. By using simulation they can evaluate performance of MANETs routing protocols.