Date Added: Dec 2011
A Mobile Ad hoc NETworks (MANETs) are self organized wireless networks which are able to connect on a wireless medium without the use of a infrastructure or any centralized administration. Due to the absence of infrastructure, nodes may move frequently and the topology may change dynamically. The mobile nodes perform both as a host and a router forwarding packets to other nodes. Routing in these networks is highly complex. Due to moving nodes, many routing protocols have been developed. Performance of each protocol is depending on their working in different conditions.