mobile ad hoc network

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mobile ad hoc network

A wireless network that transmits from computer to computer. Instead of using a central base station (access point) to which all computers must communicate, this peer-to-peer mode of operation can greatly extend the distance of the wireless network. To gain access to the Internet, one of the computers can be connected via wire or wireless to an ISP.

Routing from one node to another on such a "mesh" network typically uses an on-demand routing protocol, such as DSR or AODV, which generates routing information only when a station initiates a transmission. See DSR, AODV and 802.11.


A Wireless Mesh
When laptops are set up to transmit in "ad hoc" mode, they create a wireless mesh network.
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Ad hoc mobile network is a multi-hop temporarily autonomous system of mobile nodes with wireless transmitters and receivers without any network infrastructure.
Recently some studies have begun to pay attention to provide QoS in ad hoc mobile network and a number of QoS routing protocols over ad-hoc networks have been put forward [1]-[4].
Control of admission for AD HOC mobile network based on estimates available bandwidth