A Survey of Weight-Based Clustering Algorithms in MANET

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As MANETs haven't any mounted infrastructure, all messages have to be routed through the nodes within the network. Several clustering and routing algorithms are developed for MANETs. Moreover, most of the prevailing routing algorithms don't utilize the potency that may be obtained by clustering a network. Clustering method involves in grouping network nodes and facilitates in reducing the overhead messages that help in establishing routes. Moreover, there's a trade-off between providing security and preserving the ability of a node. In current approaches, clustering and routing algorithms are designed specifically for either providing security or protective power.