Date Added: Jan 2013
Ad hoc networks are characterized by multi-hop wireless connectivity, frequently changing network topology and the need for efficient dynamic routing protocols. The wireless mobile nodes in this network communicate with each other without centralized control or established infrastructure. Since the wireless links are highly error prone and can go down frequently due to mobility of nodes, therefore, routing in MANET is a critical task due to highly dynamic environment. In recent years, several routing protocols have been proposed for mobile ad hoc networks and prominent among them are DSR (Dynamic Source Routing) and AODV (Ad hoc On Demand Distance Vector).