Journal of Computer Science

An Analysis and Overview of Wireless Routing Protocols

N. Dhanalakshmi and P. Alli

DOI : 10.3844/jcssp.2012.393.397

Journal of Computer Science

Volume 8, Issue 3

Pages 393-397


Problem statement: In the past, the main focus of the research in the wireless network is to provide optimal routes between source and destination nodes. The wireless routing is required additional computational effort than wired routing in order to fulfil the major wireless characteristics such as battery power constraints, frequent mobility and less processing. Approach: In addition to wired routing the wireless routing requires some characteristics, such as scalability, higher throughput, lesser packet loss and providing QoS. The wireless routing protocol is categorized based on routing update mechanism, based on routing topology and based on special resources like energy aware and location aware. Results: Routing in the wireless network is classified as proactive, reactive and hybrid routing protocols. These routing protocols are discussed in this study with the experimental result. Conclusion: In this study, an analysis is described on the existing routing methodology which is proposed for solving various routing issues in the wireless communication.


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