Abstract: Mobile Ad Hoc Networks (MANETs) are kind of wireless network with self-administrating characteristics, where the nodes get associated in a spontaneous or ad hoc basis. MANET is not an infrastructure based network and there exist no centralized resources. Framing a route between source and destination is a challenging task in MANET. Several protocols have been proposed to overcome this problem. This paper surveys the recent protocols which are proposed to overcome the routing issue.

Keywords: Routing, Protocol, MANET, Proactive, Reactive, Hybrid.