Network configuration is the assignment of network parameters necessary for a device to integrate the
network, examples being: an IP address, netmask, the IP address of the gateway, etc ... In the case of
Mobile Ad hoc NETworks (MANETs), the connectivity of nodes is highly dynamic and a central
administration or configuration by the user is very difficult. This paper presents an autoconfiguration
solution for ad hoc networks running the widely implemented version of OLSR routing protocol, the 2003
RFC 3626 . This solution is based on an efficient Duplicate Address Detection (DAD) algorithm,
which takes advantage of the genuine optimization of the OLSR routing protocol. The proposed
autoconfiguration algorithm is proved to operate correctly in a multiple interfaces OLSR network.