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This article was originally published as: Abolhasan, M, Wysocki, T and Lipman, J, Performance investigation on three-classes of MANET routing protocols, 2005 Asia-Pacific Conference on Communications, 3-5 October 2005, 774-778. Copyright IEEE 2005.


Routing in Ad-hoc Networks has received significant attention with a number of different routing protocols proposed in recent years. These routing protocols may be classified into three main categories: proactive, reactive and hybrid. Prior work aimed at comparing the performance of routing protocols has mainly fo cused on comparing reactive and proactive protocols [6] [4] [1]. In this paper, we present a simulation study of different routing protocols from all three categories. We also explore the benefits and performance of each routing category. Further, we present a discussion of future research directions for routing in Ad-hoc Networks.



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