International Journal of Advanced Research in Computer Science and Software Engineering (IJARCSSE)
Ad hoc networks are a key factor in the evolution of wireless communications. Self organized ad hoc networks of PDAs or laptops are used in disaster relief, conference and battlefield environments. These networks inherit the traditional problems of wireless and mobile communications, such as bandwidth optimization, power control, and transmission-quality enhancement. This paper discusses the ad-hoc network basically the MANET (Mobile Ad-hoc NETwork), types of MANET, its characteristics, application performance issues, resources requirements of MANET, consequences of limited resources.