Date Added: Jun 2011
A Mobile Ad hoc NETwork (MANET) is a special type of wireless mobile network which forms a temporary network without the aid of an established infrastructure or a centralized administration. Each node in MANET is a router. If a source node is unable to send a message directly to its destination node due to limited transmission range, the source node uses intermediate nodes to forward the message towards the destination node. Broadcasting is important in MANET for routing information discovery, for instance, protocols such as Dynamic Source Routing (DSR), Ad hoc On Demand distance Vector (AODV), and location aided routing use broadcasting to establish routes.