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Table 1 Comparison of routing protocols

From: Search-based routing in wireless mesh network

  Type of protocol Hello message Multicasting Routing metrics Loop free Scalability Reliability Load balancing
DSR Reactive No No Shortest path Yes No Yes No
AODV Reactive Yes Yes Shortest path Yes No Yes No
LQSR Reactive Yes Yes Hop count, RTT, ETX Yes No Yes Yes
DSDV Proactive No No Shortest path Yes No Yes No
OLSR Proactive Yes No Shortest path Yes No Yes No
MRP Proactive No Yes Hop count, QoS metrics Yes Yes Yes Yes