How To Perform A Traceroute
Traceroute is a network tool used to determine the route a packet takes across a network. It’s available on Windows, Mac, and Linux, so there’s nothing you need to install to perform a traceroute.
- Open the Start menu
- Click on Run
- Type cmd and press the OK button
- In the command prompt, type tracert domain.com and press the Enter key
To copy the output, right-click anywhere in the window and select Mark. You can press Enter to copy all of the output, or select the text you want to copy and then right-click with your mouse. Paste the copied text by hitting Ctrl + V.
- Open a terminal window
- Type traceroute -I domain.com and press the Enter key
- Go to Applications → Utilities → Network Utility → Traceroute
- Type the domain or IP address in the appropriate input field and press Trace
You can also open a terminal window and use the same instructions as you would for performing a traceroute in Linux.