The Effect of Using XCAST Based Routing Protocol in Wireless Ad Hoc Networks

Date Added: Nov 2009
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Wireless ad hoc networks provide for the option of being operated in environments where a network infrastructure or a central administration is absent. However, the basic operations of wireless ad-hoc networks have been observed to deliver lower efficiency than is expected due to a loop hole resulting in band width leakage. Since this does not allow the desired improvement that bigger bandwidths are meant to ensure, a certain improvement is found necessary. The XCAST based protocol proposes to mitigate this difficulty and loss of effectiveness in ad hoc networks. XCAST Protocol (P-XCAST), although built for wired networks, can be effectively used in ad hoc networks with an increased effectiveness in preventing bandwidth leakage. The network topology that is built on the basis of XCAT protocols, deliver a larger contribution to effectively classifying destinations with increased accuracy in relatively shorter time periods. The P-XCAST helps in modifying route-request control packets and the mechanism associated with them in experiencing the benefit of a network topology that quantizes every data sending mechanism by allowing only one packet to reach the destined address. A mechanism is designed for this performance by reducing the hop count numbers in order to minimize the amount of bandwidth consumption taken up by the data elements. Real time voice servers and instant messaging services are the primitive technologies to have experienced betterment of performance through the involvement of XCAST in wireless ad hoc networks.