Date Added: Sep 2012
The vision of Mobile Ad Hoc NETwork (MANET) is wireless internet, where users can move anywhere anytime and still remaining connected with the rest of the world. Broadcasting is a fundamental operation in MANETs where a source node transmits a message that is to be disseminated to all the nodes in the network. Network wide broadcasting in Mobile Ad Hoc Network provides important control and route establishment functionality for a number of unicast and multicast protocols. Broadcasting in MANET poses more challenges than in wired networks due to node mobility and scarce system resources. Broadcasting is categorized into deterministic and probabilistic schemes. This paper proposed the probabilistic broadcasting protocol because of its adaptability in changing environment.