Date Added: May 2012
Ad-hoc wireless networks are self-organising, infrastructure less networks characterized by dynamic topology, limited channel bandwidth and limited battery power at the nodes. The nodes communicate with each other through radio links in multihop specified routing protocols. The concept of agent is introduced in MANET to reduce the load on node .The routing performance in Mobile Ad-hoc NETworks (MANETs) relies on the cooperation of the individual nodes that constitute the network. The existence of misbehaving nodes may paralyze the routing operation in MANET. To overcome this behavior, the trustworthiness of the network nodes should be considered in the route selection process combined with the hop count.