International Journal of Computer Applications
MANETs consists of mobile nodes that dynamically form a network temporarily without any support of central administration. MANET is a self organized and self configurable network. Moreover, each node in MANET moves arbitrarily, making routing a crucial issue. This paper presents the performance evaluation of Dynamic Source Routing (DSR) and Destination-Sequenced Distance Vector (DSDV) routing protocols based on metrics such as throughput, packet delivery fraction, dropped packets, packet loss, and normalized routing load and average end-to-end delay by using the NS2 simulator.