International Journal of Computer Applications
Recent years have witnessed an extreme growth in research and development in the field of Wireless Networks. The special focus has been on Ad-hoc Networks especially Mobile Ad-hoc NETwork (MANET). Mobile ad-hoc network is a dynamic instant mutihop radio infrastructure-less temporary network of wireless mobile nodes in which each participating nodes act as host and router at the same time. Routing is a crucial activity and plays an important role in the success of the communication in these structures. Many routing protocols have been presented for Mobile Ad-hoc network since last decade. The major difference between these protocols lies in the mechanism of searching, maintenance and recovering the route path.