Date Added: Feb 2011
A Mobile Ad-hoc NETwork (MANET) can be considered as the collection of wireless mobile nodes organized to create a temporary connection between them. Neither pre-defined network infrastructure nor centralized network administration exists to assist in the communication in MANETs. Through a direct shared wireless radio links nodes communicate with each other. Each mobile node has a limited transmission range. Using a multi-hop strategy nodes wishes to communicate with other nodes outside their transmission range. As the node participate in the network functions some resources are consumed quickly.