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Routing Protocols in MANET: A Survey

International Journal of Computer Applications
© 2014 by IJCA Journal
Volume 96 - Number 13
Year of Publication: 2014
Swati Puri
Vishal Arora

Swati Puri and Vishal Arora. Article: Routing Protocols in MANET: A Survey. International Journal of Computer Applications 96(13):7-12, June 2014. Full text available. BibTeX

	author = {Swati Puri and Vishal Arora},
	title = {Article: Routing Protocols in MANET: A Survey},
	journal = {International Journal of Computer Applications},
	year = {2014},
	volume = {96},
	number = {13},
	pages = {7-12},
	month = {June},
	note = {Full text available}


Mobile means moving and ad hoc means temporary with no any fixed infrastructure so mobile ad hoc networks are a class of temporary networks in which nodes are moving without any fixed infrastructure or centralized management. Due to the various applications that use MANETs are such as battlefield, emergency services, and disaster discovery, MANETs suggest many advantages too many organizations that need wireless roaming. Routing in MANETs is a not easy task and has expected a large amount of attention from researchers around the world. To overcome this difficulty a number of routing protocols have been developed and the number is silent increasing day by day. It is rather hard to determine which of the protocols may complete well under a number of different network scenarios such as network size and topology etc. In this paper we present a review of the existing routing protocols with their characteristics and functionality. In future this will help out the researchers to get an overview of the existing protocols.


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