International Journal of Computer Applications
Mobile Ad hoc NETworks (MANET) is an infrastructure less mobile network where the nodes communicate with each other inspite of frequent changes in network topology due to mobility, interference and highly error prone environment. Each node operates not only as an end system but also as a router to forward packets. The nodes are liberated to travel and systematize themselves into a network. The vision of mobile ad hoc networking is to support robust and efficient operation in mobile wireless networks by incorporating routing functionality into mobile nodes.