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A Survey on Current & Traditional Routing Protocols for Ad Hoc Wireless Networks


Amresh Kumar


Vol. 13  No. 10  pp. 83-91


Routing is needed to find a path between source and destination and to forward the packets appropriately. Routing protocols are developed for the wired networks such as the wired Internet are inadequate, as they not only assume mostly fixed topology but also have high overheads. This has lead to several routing proposals specifically targeted for ad hoc networks. An Ad Hoc network is a set of wireless mobile nodes forming a dynamic autonomous network through a fully mobile infrastructure. The nodes communicate with each other without the intervention of centralized access points or base stations, so each node acts both as a router and as a host. The Traditional algorithms (Traditional routing protocol) have not been designed with a highly dynamic topology, the asymmetric links, or the interference in mind. Routing in wireless ad-hoc networks cannot rely on layer three knowledge alone. A good routing protocol for the network environment has to dynamically adapt to the changing network topology.


Ad Hoc network, wireless networks, Traditional routing algorithms protocol, routing protocol