Date Added: Jul 2012
A Mobile Ad-hoc NETwork (MANET) consists of a number of mobile wireless nodes, the communication between these mobile nodes is carried out without any centralized control. MANET is a self organized and self configurable network where the mobile nodes move arbitrarily. The mobile nodes can receive and relay packets as a router. Routing is a critical issue and an efficient routing protocol makes the MANET reliable. There are two types of features of MANET - absence of fixed infrastructure and absence of central administration.