International Journal of Soft Computing and Engineering (IJSCE)
An ad hoc network is a collection of wireless mobile hosts forming a temporary network without the aid of any centralized administration. In such a network, each node acts as both router and host simultaneously, the nodes can leave or join the network anytime. The routers are free to move. DSDV is developed on the basis of Bellman ford routing algorithm with some modifications. In this routing protocol, each mobile node in the network keeps a routing table listing all the other nodes it has known either directly or through some neighbors.