Journal of Theoretical and Applied Information Technology
Ad hoc networks are wireless mobile hosts collections forming a temporary network without any infrastructure/centralized administration. So a mobile host is required to enlist the help of other hosts to forward packets to destination because of each mobile host's limited range of wireless transmission. The paper presents a protocol for routing in ad hoc networks using Dynamic Source Routing (DSR) and Swarm Intelligence based on Ant Colony Optimization (ACO) to optimize the node pause time. The simulation results shows that the improved performance of routing in the network.