Implementation and Performance Evaluation of the Gateway Discovery Approaches in the Integrated MANETInternet Scenario
The mobile ad hoc networks have become a major component of the future network development due to their ease of deployment, self-configurability, flexibility and independence on any existing network infrastructure. But most of the research in the field of ad hoc network is limited to stand-alone isolated networks. The demand for any time anywhere connectivity has increased rapidly with the tremendous growth of the Internet in the past decade and due to the huge influx of highly portable devices such as laptops, PDAs, etc. In order to facilitate the users with the huge pool of resources and the global services available from the Internet and for widening the coverage area of the MANET there is a growing need to integrate these ad hoc networks to the Internet.