International Journal of Advanced Research in Computer Science and Software Engineering (IJARCSSE)
A MANET consists of mobile nodes, a router with multiple hosts and wireless communication devices. The wireless communication devices are transmitters, receivers and smart antennas. This paper aims to compare performance of three routing protocols for Mobile Ad-hoc NETworks (MANETs). In present paper, a comparison of reactive routing protocols i.e. Ad hoc On-demand Distance Vector routing (AODV), proactive routing protocols i.e. Optimized Link State Routing (OLSR) and hybrid routing protocol i.e. gathering-based routing protocol has been made on the basis of throughput, delay, network load, traffic sent and traffic received by increasing number of nodes in the network.