Date Added: Feb 2013
The wireless ad hoc network is the self configuring type of network. The wireless enable nodes can join or leave the network as they want. In this type of network many type of internal as well as external attacks are possible. When the source nodes want to transmit data to the destination nodes, shortest path will be established between them. The secure and shortest path between sender and receiver ensures the reliable data transmission. AODV is the reactive routing protocol which is used to establish the shortest path, on the basis of hop counts .But in the self configuring type of network many malicious nodes may exits which are responsible for packet dropping.