International Journal of Emerging Trends & Technology in Computer Science (IJETTCS)
Wireless ad-hoc networks are characterized by the lack of infrastructure, use of wireless links with limited bandwidth and frequent topological changes. These networks must be capable self-organizing and self-configuring to handle the dynamic nature of the network. Routing protocols should be able to handle the dynamic nature, and the limited resources of the nodes while maintaining Quality of service. Routing protocols try to find the shortest path to the destination. Depending on how and when the routes are discovered, the protocols are classified as proactive and reactive routing protocols. This paper investigates the performance of a reactive routing protocol, Ad hoc On Demand Distance Vector (AODV) and a proactive routing protocol Optimized Link State Routing (OLSR) under different speed with nodes converging and diverging.