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Current peer-to-peer file-sharing systems mostly work on wired networks. Mobile ad hoc network is characterized as multihop wireless communications between mobile devices. Five routing approaches with different complexity are proposed to enable peer-to-peer file-sharing over mobile ad hoc networks. The complexity of the proposed approaches is evaluated and compared. It is concluded that the cross-layer protocols perform better than simply overlaying peer-to-peer searching protocol on mobile ad hoc networks.