Traceroute

What is this tool?

Tracert (also called traceroute) will trace the route that packets take from one destination to another. The tool here will trace the route that a packet takes from our web server to the destination that you enter (either a host name, such as www.example.com, or an IP address). The results display a list of routers traversed (the path taken) for a packet from our web server to reach a particular destination on the network. A timeout can be set if your internet connection is very slow.

How do the results help me?

  • Network Troubleshooting
  • Response Times

This tool is useful for making sure that packets are making it to the intended destination, or at the very least the gateway to the intended destination. Good for discovering basic connectivity problems.