International Journal of Computer Applications
A Mobile Ad-Hoc NETwork (MANET) is a collection of wireless mobile nodes that communicates with each other without using any existing infrastructure, access point or centralized administration. In MANET, due to mobility of nodes network topology changes frequently and thus, routing becomes a challenging task. A variety of routing protocols with varying network conditions are analyzed to find an optimized route from a source to some destination. This paper presents performance comparison of five popular mobile ad-hoc network routing protocols i.e. Ad hoc On-demand Distance Vector (AODV), Dynamic Source Routing (DSR), Dynamic MANET on-Demand (DYMO), Optimization Link State Routing (OLSR) and Zone Routing Protocol (ZRP) in variable pause time.