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The nodes in a wireless network are responsible for both sending their traffic as well as relaying the traffic of other nodes in the network. This form of collaboration between the nodes is essential for the proper delivery of data. Without fair participation of all nodes in the routing process, some nodes may lose their energy reserves at a high rate compared to other nodes in the network. However, bandwidth and energy are not the only issues in wireless networks; survivability and reliability are critical as well. The focus in this work is on two link state routing protocols; OLSR and TLR. The authors study the effect of using these protocols on the survivability and the reliability of wireless networks.
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