Date Added: Apr 2010
In traditional wireless networks, a base station or access point facilitate communications between nodes within the network and communications with destinations outside the network. In contrast, MANETs forms a network in the absence of fixed infrastructures. The requirement of these networks is only nodes that can interact with radio hardware so as to route the traffic using the routing protocol. Thus the reduced essential requirement s of such networks, along with their adoptability into tiny resource-limited devices made them more popular and is much preferred for several applications in the area of communications.