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Mobile Ad hoc NETworks (MANETs) consist of a collection of wireless mobile nodes which dynamically exchange data among themselves without the reliance on a fixed base station or a wired backbone network. MANET nodes are typically distinguished by their limited power, processing and memory resources as well as high degree of mobility. AODV, a novel algorithm for operation of such ad-hoc networks. Each mobile host operates as a specialized router and routes are obtained as needed (i.e., on-demand) with little or no reliance on periodic advertisements. AODV is a reactive protocol and is one of the best so far.
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