Date Added: Apr 2013
An ad-hoc network is a collection of two or more devices equipped with wireless communications and having networking capability. The devices in the network can communicate with another node that is immediately within their radio range or one that is outside their range. The intermediate node is used to relay or forward the packet from the source to the destination. An ad-hoc network is a self-organizing and self-configuring wireless network. It is a temporary network established without the aid of stand-alone infrastructure. The topology of an ad-hoc network changes dynamically. The topology changes due to departure or arrival of a node. The nodes in Mobile Ad-hoc NETwork acts as host as well as routers that routes the packets to the destination node.