Provided by: International Journal of Advanced Research in Computer and Communication Engineering (IJARCCE)
Date Added: Oct 2014
Mobile Ad hoc NETworks (MANETs) are self-configuring, infrastructureless network (i.e.) a network without any existing network infrastructure or centralized administration. To facilitate communication among the nodes in MANET, multiple hops are needed due to the limited range of wireless network interfaces. In order to exchange data among the nodes, a routing protocol is used to discover the routes. The goal of routing protocol is to efficiently construct a route between a pair of nodes with minimum routing overhead and bandwidth consumption.