Investigating the Impact of Selfish Node on AODV Routing Protocol in MANETs in the Context of Simulation Time
Mobile Ad hoc NETworks (MANETs) are a set of wireless mobile nodes which dynamically connect and transfer information. The open and dynamic operational environment of MANETs makes it vulnerable to various attacks. In this paper, an attempt has been made to investigate the impact of selfish node on the performance of Ad hoc On-demand Distance Vector (AODV) routing protocol by varying simulation time through OPNET modeler version 17.5. Experimental results reveal that by varying simulation time, the performance of routing protocol without selfish node also varies to obtain the steady state behavior of a routing protocol the selection of simulation time plays a vital role.