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Date Added: Mar 2013
In an ad hoc network connection establishment is done to secure a path for routing packets from source to destination. This path is then maintained to secure further transmissions. In the case of Wireless Personal Area Networks (WPANs) which are more flexible, this is not usable. Some constraints in Bluetooth demand a more flexible on-demand ad hoc network compared to other types of ad hoc network protocols. Initially found that creating a scatternet is not practically possible using Bluetooth version 1.1 as the slave/slave bridge is not implemented into the hardware. In this paper, the authors present an Epidemic algorithm to make it better suited for Bluetooth routing. Distributing information within networks can be complicated if hosts have only limited knowledge of the properties of the network.