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Ad hoc networks are a collection of mobile nodes communicating via wireless channels without any fixed infrastructure. Because of their ease and low cost of building, ad hoc networks have a lot of attractive applications in different fields. The topology of ad hoc networks changes dynamically, and each node in the network can act as a host or router. With the increase in the number of wireless devices and large amount of traffic to be exchanged, the demand for scalable routing protocols has increased. This paper presents a scalable routing protocol, based on AODV protocol, called the Extended Clustering ad hoc Routing Protocol (ECRP). This is a hybrid protocol, which combines reactive and proactive approaches in routing.