International Journal of Computer Applications
MANETs are wireless temporary ad-hoc networks that are being setup with no prior infrastructure and with no centralized administrator node. MANETs have dynamic (no fixed) topology due to arbitrary (random) movement of nodes. These can be created on the fly for a single session or a temporary assignment. Routing of data packets in MANETs is a fundamental service for its usefulness. Various routing strategies have been proposed for mobile ad-hoc networks and these differ in Route Discovery mechanism developed for wired networks. AODV, DSR, DSDV, CBRP etc. are among the various routing strategies used in mobile ad-hoc networks.