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In order to extend the use of Mobile Ad-hoc NETworks (MANET) to commercial applications, it is necessary to provide a mechanism to integrate this kind of networks into the Internet. In this paper, MANETs could be utilized in visiting theme parks, commercial centers and military scenarios. The interconnection of MANETs and the Internet is supported by a gateway. The gateway is responsible for informing about some configuration parameters as well as for enabling the creation of the routes to the Internet in the MANET nodes. For these tasks, several control messages are generated. The method in which these messages are originated defines the existing integration supports for MANETs.