Date Added: Dec 2010
Wireless ad hoc networks, also called Mobile Ad Hoc NETworks (MANETs) are collections of autonomous mobile nodes or terminals that communicate with each other by forming a multi-hop wireless radio network. Each node in a MANET can act as both a host and a router to receive and forward packets and it can randomly move around, leave the network or switch off. Network wide broadcasting is a fundamental operation in ad hoc networks. In broadcasting, a source node sends a message to all the other nodes in the network.