International Journal of Advanced Research in Computer and Communication Engineering (IJARCCE)
In this paper, the authors propose On Demand Link Weight routing protocol (ODLW). ODLW selects an optimum route on the basis of available bandwidth, low delay and long route lifetime. The technique adapts a cross-layer framework where the ODLW is integrated with application and physical layer. The proposed design allows applications to convey preferences to the ODLW protocol to overcome the default path selection mechanism. The results confirm improvement over AODV in terms of network load, route discovery time and link reliability.