International Journal of Innovations in Engineering and Technology (IJIET)
The distance vector algorithm that is suitable for use with ad hoc networks AODV avoids problems with previous proposals notably DSDV, and has the following features. Nodes store only the routes that are needed. Need for broadcast is minimized reduces memory requirements and needless duplications, quick response to link breakage in active routes. Loop free routes maintained by use of destination sequence numbers. The most important characteristics of MANET is the dynamic topology, nodes can change position dynamically therefore a need of a routing protocol that quickly adapts to topology changes.