Provided by: International Journal of Scientific and Research Publication (IJSRP)
Date Added: Mar 2013
Mobile Ad Hoc NETworks (MANETs) are formed by devices that are able to communicate with each other using a wireless physical medium without having a route to a preexisting network infrastructure. Mobile means moving and Ad Hoc means temporary without any fixed infrastructure so MANET are a kind of temporary networks in which nodes are moving without any fixed infrastructure or centralized administration. In this paper, the authors evaluate simulation and analysis based performance comparison of reactive and hybrid routing protocols: they use performance metric for simulation number of hop count, number of routes selected, RREQ packets forwarded, RREP packets received and number of update packets/messages received by above routing protocols has been carried out using QualNet 5.0 simulator.