International Journal of Computer Applications
A Mobile Ad hoc NETwork (MANET) is a group of movable hosts with wireless network interfaces that structure a temporary network without the support of any permanent infrastructure or central administration. A MANET is also referred as an infrastructure less network because the mobile nodes in the network dynamically locate paths among themselves to transfer packets provisionally. Due to the dynamic network topology in ad hoc network nodes are exchanging plenty of routing packets for creating communication which intern increase network overhead and also increase collision in network. This brings about the matter of security in an ad hoc network. Security is core concern in routing protocol of MANET and affects the performance.