International Journal of Engineering Sciences & Research Technology (IJESRT)
Mobile Ad-hoc NETworks (MANETS) are formed by a collection of mobile nodes that have the ability to form a communication network without the help of any fixed infrastructure. MANET is a self organized and self configurable network where the mobile nodes move arbitrarily. The mobile nodes can receive and forward packets as a router. Because of the nature of these networks, routing protocols play a prominent role in their scalability and overall performance. Due to limited radio transmission range, multiple hops may be required in order to exchange data among the communicating nodes.