, Volume 1, Issue 2, pp 183-197

An efficient routing protocol for wireless networks

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We present the Wireless Routing Protocol (WRP). In WRP, routing nodes communicate the distance and secondto-last hop for each destination. WRP reduces the number of cases in which a temporary routing loop can occur, which accounts for its fast convergence properties. A detailed proof of correctness is presented and its performance is compared by simulation with the performance of the distributed Bellman-Ford Algorithm (DBF), DUAL (a loop-free distance-vector algorithm) and an Ideal Link-state Algorithm (ILS), which represent the state of the art of internet routing. The simulation results indicate that WRP is the most efficient of the alternatives analyzed.

This work was supported in part by the Advanced Research Projects Agency (ARPA) under contract F19628-93-C-0175 and by the Office of Naval Research under Contract No. N-00014-92-J-1807.