Date Added: Dec 2009
A lot of work has been done on routing protocols for mobile ad hoc networks, but still standardization of them requires some more issues less addressed by the existing routing protocols. In this paper, a new paradigm of maintaining multiple connections in adhoc routing protocols has been highlighted which may be crucial for efficient routing in mobile adhoc networks. The problem of multiple connections has been hardly worked on in adhoc networks. In this paper the solution of route maintenance if nodes are maintaining multiple connections has been proposed. This idea not only helps to solve the multiple connections problem, but also take care of proper bandwidth distribution to different connections as per different traffic types.