Middle East Association of Computer Science and Engineering (MEACSE)
A Mobile Ad-hoc NETwork (MANET) is a self-starting dynamic network made up of mobile nodes where each and every participation node willingly transmits the packets destined to some remote node using wireless transmission. One of the key features of MANET is that it can be formed without any preexisting infrastructure. One of the types of routing protocols used in MANET is the hybrid protocol which combines the advantages of the proactive and the reactive protocols. In this paper, three hybrid routing protocols in MANET were examined, namely: adaptive distance vector routing protocol, Zone Routing Protocol (ZRP) and Sharp Hybrid Adaptive Routing Protocol (SHARP).