The International Journal of Innovative Research in Computer and Communication Engineering
Mobile Ad hoc NETwork (MANET) is a collection of mobile nodes equipped with both a wireless transmitter and a receiver that communicate with each other via bidirectional wireless links either directly are indirectly. MANET has a decentralized network infrastructure. MANET does not require a fixed infrastructure, thus all nodes are free to move randomly. Open medium and remote distribution of MANET make it vulnerable to various types of attacks. Due to the nodes lack of physical protection, malicious attackers can easily capture and compromise nodes to achieve attacks.