Mobile Ad hoc Networks or MANETs are networks in which multiple nodes, each possessing a wireless transceiver, from a network among them via peer-to-peer communication. There has been significant research activity over the past 5-10 years into performance of such networks with the view to develop more efficient and robust communication protocols. However, the vast majority of the research has concentrated on either developing appropriate mobility models for node movement or on developing performance metrics. The channel itself has been ignored. Some previous work had been done using Rayleigh channel model and Log-Normal model. However this work is based on Ricean channel fading model, which have not done till date.In the current work a more realistic wireless channel model is considered. In particular, we will consider one of the most well known wireless channel models, Ricean fading channel model. In this documentation, effects on the performance of mobile ad hoc networks due to presence of fading in Ricean channel is done by simulating experiments on QualNet simulator and then analyzing them.