International Journal of Engineering Sciences & Research Technology (IJESRT)
A Mobile Ad hoc NETworks (MANET) is a collection of wireless mobile nodes forming a temporary network without using any existing infrastructure. Mobile Ad-hoc NETwork (MANET) routing protocols facilitate the creation of such networks without centralized infrastructure. Hence, routing paths in mobile ad hoc networks potentially contain multiple hops, and every node in mobile ad hoc networks has the responsibility to act as a router. This paper is a survey of infrastructure less multicasting routing protocols in mobile ad hoc networks. Ad-hoc On-demand Distance Vector routing (AODV) protocol is capable of unicast, broadcast, and multicast communication.