Performance Analysis of OSPF, RIP, IGRP and EIGRP Routing Protocols Using OPNET 14.5 Simulator
Various protocols are used for forwarding the packets in a network topology. For successful delivery of the packets from the source node to the accurate destination node a routing table is maintained by the routers. The amount of network information stored by a router depends on its algorithm. In this paper, the performance of the most popular routing algorithms OSPF, RIP, IGRP and EIGRP are evaluated on the basis of network convergence, throughput, point-to-point queuing delay and utilization by using OPNET 14.5 modeler as a simulating tool. The network convergence graphs are presented and compared for two situations of link status.