Mobile ad-hoc networks (MANETs) have had a profound impact in the world of computer networks. Characterized by anytime/anywhere, untethered establishment of a wireless network, the MANET infrastructure enables location-independent services. Ad-hoc networks do not need any fixed infrastructure to operate and support dynamic topology scenarios in which no wired infrastructure exists. This chapter covers the following topics on wireless mobile ad-hoc networks:
• Overview of wireless ad-hoc networks
• Routing in ad-hoc networks
• Routing protocols for ad-hoc networks
• Security of ad-hoc networks
A mobile user can act as a routing node, and a packet can be routed from a source to its destination without having any ...