International Journal of Advanced Research in Computer Engineering & Technology
A Mobile Ad hoc NETwork (MANET) is a self configuring infrastructure less network of mobile devices connected by wireless. Each node in a MANET is free to move independently in any direction, and will therefore change its links to other nodes frequently. The routing overhead associated with route discovery is very high which leads to poor packet delivery ratio and a high delay. This paper presents a comprehensive summary of recent paper related to the routing protocols in MANETs and how they are used for reducing the routing overhead in the field of mobile nodes.