Receiver-based AODV routing protocol for MANETs Many routing protocols have been proposed to enhance the performance of Mobile Ad Hoc Networks (MANETs) for various applications. This paper proposes a receiver-based Ad Hoc On-demand Distance Vector (RB-AODV) routing protocol to support high traffic load applications. In RB-AODV, we use the destination node to update the source node with the available path, while it still receiving data packets. We implemented RB-AODV using glomosim. The simulation results show that RB-AODV produces a better performance in terms of end-to-end delay, packet delivery ratio, and control overhead compared to the AODV protocol.