Abstract: Mobile Wireless Ad-Hoc Network (MANET) is a special kind of network, where all of the nodes move in time. Random movement is the commonly used to model the mobility in this network. Beside as a host, each node is intended to help relaying packets of neighboring nodes using multi-hop routing mechanism in order to solve problem of dead communication. In recent years, a variety of routing protocols have been proposed specially to accommodate this environment followed with its performance evaluations, likes DSDV, DSR, AODV, and extension OSPF. Researches in this network are mostly simulation based. Research efforts haven't focused much in evaluating network performance when applied to variable number of nodes that involving agents and distributed over several network areas. The paper performed simulations using MANET simulator, which carried out based on the extension OSPF routing protocol. The modification of OSPF protocol had intended to suit the OSPF standard mechanisms for operating with high performance over wireless networks characterized by a broadcast-based transmission medium, in which the physical layer connectivity is not fully meshed. Extensive simulation scenarios have been conducted in the simulator with various numbers of nodes, random and uniform movement direction, and different agent’s quantity with different size of network areas. In the performance evaluation of successful transmission (data) packets, the OSPF protocol with throughput weighted metric will be tested under different combination conditions of scenarios.
Keywords: MANET; agents; movement; packet; routing; network area.