Nodes in mobile ad hoc networks communicate with one another via packet radios on wireless multihop links. Because of node mobility and power limitations, the network topology changes frequently. Routing protocols therefore play an important role in mobile multihop network communications. Most of the protocols in this category, however, use single route and do not utilize multiple alternate paths. In this paper, the authors propose a scheme to improve existing reactive routing protocols by creating a mesh and providing multiple alternate routes.