The mobile ad hoc network is the self-configuring network in which mobile nodes can change their location any time. Due to its decentralized nature, routing is the major issue of this network. The routing protocols are used to establish secure and efficient path from source to destination. The routing protocols are broadly classified into reactive, proactive and hybrid. In this paper, the AODV and DSR routing protocols are compared in terms of various parameters and it has been analyzed that AODV performs better in all the aspects.
AODV, DSR, Delay, Throughput, Packet loss.