Date Added: Mar 2012
Ad-hoc networks are an emerging area of mobile computing. There are various challenges that are faced in the Ad-hoc environment. AODV is an on demand routing network protocol which is specially design for Ad hoc network. This protocol is Mixture of DSR and DSDV routing protocol. Ad Hoc network is particularly vulnerable due to the lack of any centralized infrastructure. However, the typical on demand routing protocols for Ad Hoc networks such as AODV and DSR have no security considerations and trust all the participants to correctly forward routing and data traffic. In this paper, the foundational conception of Ad Hoc networks and the routing attacks in them are introduced.