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A Mobile Ad-Hoc NETwork (MANET) is a collection of wireless mobile nodes forming a temporary network without using centralized access points, infrastructure, or centralized administration. Many researchers have developed proactive and reactive algorithms for MANETs. DSR and AODV are reactive algorithms establishing paths only when they are needed. When a node has some data to send to another node, it searches for a path by flooding the network with control messages. Their dissemination introduces some delay before data packets can be sent and reactive routing algorithms are inefficient when there is much continuous but intermittent traffic in the network.
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