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Routing Load Analysis over 802.11 DCF of Reactive Routing Protocols DSR and DYMO

Authors: S.C. Sharma, Parma Nand


The Mobile Ad-hoc Network (MANET) is a collection of self-configuring and rapidly deployed mobile nodes (routers) without any central infrastructure. Routing is one of the potential issues. Many routing protocols are reported but it is difficult to decide which one is best in all scenarios. In this paper on demand routing protocols DSR and DYMO based on IEEE 802.11 DCF MAC protocol are examined and characteristic summary of these routing protocols is presented. Their performance is analyzed and compared on performance measuring metrics throughput, dropped packets due to non availability of routes, duplicate RREQ generated for route discovery and normalized routing load by varying CBR data traffic load using QualNet 5.0.2 network simulator.

Keywords: Wireless Networks, Simulation, Performance Evaluation, MAC, Adhoc Networks, CBR, route discovery, IEEE 802.11, routingprotocols

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