Abstract: A MANET or mobile ad-hoc network is a wireless, self-organizing, self-configuring network of mobile nodes or devices that are connected without any specific infrastructure. In order to communicate in a MANET we have Routing Protocols like AODV, AOMDV and ZRP. To verify the effectiveness of these protocols as a survey we have analysed the performance under different radio ranges and we measured the Throughput, Packet delivery Ratio (PDR), Normalized Routing Load (NRL), and End-to-End delay using different traffic methods like FTP, CBR over TCP. We have taken varying no of nodes along with time. The performance analysis was performed using the Network Simulator-2 (NS2) tool.

Keywords: MANET, AODV, AOMDV, ZRP, Throughput, PDR, NRL, End-to-End delay.