Date Added: May 2012
Mobile Ad-hoc NETworks (MANETs) are the only reasonable choice when there is no infrastructure wireless network or it is too expensive to build one as in remote areas. Routing is needed to find a path between the source and the destination and to forward the packets even if the destination node is out of range of the source node. In ad-hoc networks, high-mobility, low-bandwidth, and limited computing capability characteristics of mobile hosts make routing of data is one of the most difficult issues. Ant routing is a new scheme for routing inspired by the behavior of real ants.