International Journal of Computer Applications
MANET is a collection of dynamic mobile wireless nodes. These nodes are communicating with each other through wireless link. In MANET there is no need of pre-existing fixed network infrastructure. Since, in MANET the network topology changes dynamically due to the mobility of nodes thus, routing becomes a challenging issue. For optimizing the route between source and destination, a variety of routing protocols for varying network conditions have been analyzed and this is the active area of research for authors. IETF MANET Working Group have been standardized the most popular reactive routing protocol AODV and DYMO which are used in MANETs.