Date Added: Aug 2011
Mobile Ad Hoc NETworks (MANETs) are infrastructure-less and nodes in the network are constantly moving. Node mobility in MANETs causes frequent change in topology of the network. To accommodate the dynamic topology of MANETs, an abundance of routing protocols like OLSR, AODV, DSR, ODMRP, LAR and many variations to the original MANET routing protocols have also been proposed. All these protocols operate based on assumption that the network is always connected and there exists end-to-end path between any source and destination pair.