Date Added: Aug 2012
Routing is an important issue in a mobile ad hoc network because it is infrastructureless. In a mobile ad hoc network a node acts both as host and router. Agents play an important role in routing the packets in the mobile ad hoc network. They improve the latency of the network, reduce network traffic and find optimized routes to deliver the packets from source to destination. In this paper a survey of the ant based routing algorithms is made.