Implementation of MANETs Routing Protocols in WLANs Environment: Issues and Prospects

  • Abraham Ayegba Alfa
  • Sanjay Misra Email author
  • Adewole Adewumi
  • Fati Oiza Salami
  • Rytis Maskeliūnas
  • Robertas Damaševičius
Conference paper
Part of the Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing book series (AISC, volume 724)


In general, communication is the process of sending and receiving data packets between several participants or nodes connected within a network. There are two main ways of establishing communication. The first is the WLAN in which a defined network base is used to provide services to senders and receivers of data packets across wireless medium. The second is the MANETs that allow direct communication between senders and receivers nodes for the purpose exchanging of packet data through the wireless and baseless station in the network structure. The major challenges of WLANs are the cost of maintaining base station, network congestions, low throughput and delays. MANETs was considered appropriate for providing communication services in WLANs structure. This paper implemented AODV and DSR MANETs protocols in WLAN environment and analyzed its performance. The outcomes were used to proffer practical WLANs design recommendation of the MANETs routing protocols in this scenario.


MANET Routing protocols AODV DSR WLANs Communication Networks Packet exchange Receiver Sender 



We acknowledge the support and sponsorship provided by Covenant University through the Centre for Research, Innovation and Discovery (CUCRID).


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Kogi State College of EducationAnkpaNigeria
  2. 2.Covenant UniversityOttaNigeria
  3. 3.Kaunas University of TechnologyKaunasLithuania

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