TCP Traffic Based Performance Investigations of DSDV, DSR and AODV Routing Protocols for MANET Using NS2
Payal1, Sudesh Kumar Jakhar2

1Payal, M.Tech Student, Department of Computer Science and Engineering, BRCM, CET Bahal (Haryana), India.
2Dr. Sudesh Kumar Jakhar, Associate Professor, Department of Computer Science and Engineering, BRCM, CET Bahal (Haryana), India.
Manuscript received on 10 July 2013 | Revised Manuscript received on 18 July 2013 | Manuscript Published on 30 July 2013 | PP: 154-158 | Volume-3 Issue-2, July 2013 | Retrieval Number: B1033073213/13©BEIESP
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Abstract: An Ad-hoc network is a dynamically changing network of mobile devices that communicate without the support of a fixed structure. TCP is a connection oriented transport protocol that provides reliable, in-order delivery of data to the TCP receiver. Hence, its use over Mobile Ad-Hoc networks is a certainty. This paper does the comprehensive investigations on routing protocols Dynamic Source Routing (DSR), Ad-hoc On demand distance vector (AODV) and Destination-Sequenced Distance-Vector (DSDV) using ns2 simulator considering TCP as transport protocol and FTP as traffic generator. Simulation results indicate that the performance of proactive routing protocol DSDV is far better than reactive routing protocols. DSR which uses source routing is the best among reactive routing protocols. It is observed that TCP is not appropriate transport protocol for highly mobile multihop wireless networks because TCP protocol is unable to manage efficiently the effects of mobility.
Keywords: Ad-hoc Networks, AODV, DSDV, DSR, NS-2, TCP.

Scope of the Article: Network Protocols & Wireless Networks