International Journal of Engineering and Technology
Auto-configuration of mobile nodes is an important issue on self-organizing Mobile Ad-hoc NETwork. Auto-configuration is needed to identify mobile nodes in the network uniquely. This is a critical problem to assign unique IP addresses to the mobile nodes when two or more than two independent ad-hoc networks merges to form a single network. Because when two independent Mobile Ad-hoc NETworks are merged then it may be possible that these independent networks have the nodes with a common IP address which results in IP address conflict. Most of the approaches available in the literature for auto-configuration of IP addresses are based on single Mobile Ad-hoc NETwork. In this paper, the authors have proposed a new methodology for auto-configuration of mobile nodes in the case of merging.