Review and Analysis of Various Mobile Ad Hoc Network Routing Protocols
Pranshu Sakalley1, J. Ratnaraja Kumar2

1Mr. Pranshu Sakalley, M.E. Department of Computer Science, Genba Sopanrao Moze College Of Engineering, Balewadi, Pune (Maharashtra), India.
2Prof. J. Ratnaraja Kumar, Genba Sopanrao Moze College Of Engineering, Balewadi, Pune (Maharashtra), India.
Manuscript received on 21 November 2013 | Revised Manuscript received on 28 November 2013 | Manuscript published on 30 November 2013 | PP: 92-97 | Volume-2 Issue-5, November 2013 | Retrieval Number: E0897112513/2013©BEIESP
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Abstract: Now days the use of mobile wireless devices is increases tremendously all over the world which leads researchers to frequently work over the new improvements in mobile ad hoc network communication protocols, which we can called as MANET routing protocols. The main aim behind these researches is to outperform the existing routing protocols by extending them with new algorithms or methods in order to present the unique communication protocol. In the literature we have studied many routing protocols which are basically categorized into three main types such as reactive, proactive and hybrid routing protocols. In this paper we are discussing all routing protocols for MANET those are comes under these three types. Apart from the main routing protocols, there are many improved routing protocols presented by different researchers and still research is going on day by day. In MANET, it is very tough task to predict the performance of routing protocol under varying network conditions and scenarios. During this paper we are discussing about all existing routing protocols with main focus on their features, functionalities and characteristics.
Keywords: Routing Protocols, MANET, Proactive, Reactive, Hybrid, and Comparative Study.

Scope of the Article: Routing and Transport Protocols