Date Added: Oct 2011
In a Mobile Ad hoc NETwork (MANET), Mobile nodes communicate with each other using multi-hop wireless links. There is no stationery infrastructure, for instance there is no base station. Each node in the network also acts as a router, forwarding data packets for other nodes an ad hoc network can be formed by mobile computers with wireless interfaces that communicate among themselves without any help of infrastructure. The network without infrastructure is known as ad hoc network is formed by mobile stations inside a restricted area which communicate without the need of access point. In an ad hoc network the mobile nodes agree to serve as both routers and hosts.