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The mobile ad hoc network (MANET) is a wireless network composed of mobile nodes which can communicate with each other via multiple wireless links. Previously, the MANET has been considered as a single subnetwork, so all nodes in a MANET are assigned the same subnet prefix, which is the multi-link subnet model. In order to resolve the multi-link subnet problem, the modified MANET architecture was proposed. In this paper, we propose an address autoconfiguration mechanism and a route establishment mechanism for the modified MANET architecture. Our proposed mechanism can prevent the performance degradation caused by broadcasting control messages of a reactive routing protocol such as the ad-hoc on-demand distance vector (AODV). We evaluate the performance of the proposed mechanisms by carrying out NS-2 based simulations.
Date of Conference: 21-24 Jan. 2009