International Journal of Advanced Research in Computer Engineering & Technology
A wireless ad hoc network is a decentralized type of network. The network is ad hoc because it does not rely on a preexisting infrastructure, such as routers in wired networks or Access Points in managed (infrastructure) wireless networks. Instead, each node participates in routing by forwarding data for other nodes, and so the determination of which nodes forward data is made dynamically based on the network connectivity. In addition to the classic routing, ad hoc networks can use flooding for forwarding the data. An ad hoc network typically refers to any set of networks where all devices have equal status on a network and are free to associate with any other ad hoc network devices in link range.