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Mobile Ad-Hoc Networks - MANET

A mobile ad-hoc network (MANET) is a self-configuring network of mobile platforms or nodes (routers and endpoints) connected by wireless links. The nodes are free to move randomly and organise themselves arbitrarily; thus, the network's wireless topology may change rapidly and unpredictably.

In the right side application, when another node is within the radio range it is depicted by a circle. Thus, when the two blue nodes representing endpoints can communicate, it is visualised by a connecting line between them.

Use the mouse to drag and drop a node freely or the commands:

  • Go: to start nodes movement
  • Stop: to stop nodes movement
  • Lock: make a node to stay at the current position