MANET has been a widely discussed network type in the last decade, and there have been many proposals for MANET routing protocols. This thesis studies and compares several proposals and focuses mainly on the proposals of extending the existing OSPF protocol for MANET. Two of the OSPF wireless extension proposals OSPF-MDR and OSPF-MPR are presented and compared.
OSPF-MDR is implemented in the network simulation environment J-Sim. The implementation is an extension and modification of an existing OSPF implementation in J-Sim. A few multi-hop wireless network scenarios are simulated and analyzed using the OSPF-MDR routing protocol.