International Journal of Advanced Research in Computer Science and Software Engineering (IJARCSSE)
A Mobile Ad hoc NETwork (MANET) is a set of wireless mobile nodes forming a dynamic autonomous network. MANET is that which allows the mobile nodes to communicate with each other via a wireless medium without any infrastructure i.e., forms a temporary network. The main classes of MANET routing protocols are Proactive, Reactive and Hybrid. In this paper, the authors compare performance of Proactive routing protocol by focusing on Optimized Link State Routing (OLSR) and Reactive Routing Protocol by focusing on Ad Hoc On Demand Distance Vector (AODV) and Hybrid Routing Protocols by focusing on Gathering Based Routing Protocols. In MANET, there are basically two types of Mobility Models. One is Traces and another one is synthetic models.