Abstract: A Mobile Ad-hoc Network MANET is a dynamic wireless network that is formed even if an infrastructure in which each nodes act as a router does not exist. MANET is an autonomous system in which mobile nodes are connected by wireless links. All the nodes operate as an end system and as a router, to route packets. The nodes are freely movable and organize themselves into a network. The change in positions of these nodes is frequent. In this work we attempt to compare the performance of three prominent on demand reactive routing protocols AODV, DSR and AOMDV.
Keywords: MANETS, AODV, DSR, AOMDV .