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How do I perform a traceroute?
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Here are several ways of performing a traceroute, the method you use will depend on your operating system.


  • Windows

    • For Windows 7 and older:

      • Open Start menu -> Click Run -> Type cmd and press Enter.

      • In the command prompt type tracert and press Enter.

    • For Windows 8.x and newer:

      • Use the search window, type command prompt and click on the Command Prompt result.

      • Type tracert and press Enter.

      • This will provide traceroute results from your computer to

    • How to copy the traceroute data:

      • To copy text such as traceroute and ping results from an MS-DOS prompt, you should right-click on the MS-DOS window and choose Mark.

      • Then select the text with your mouse and right-click or press Enter on your keyboard to save the marked text to your clipboard. Then you can paste it by pressing Ctrl+V.

  • Mac OS

    • You need to open up Terminal, located under Applications -> Utilities -> Terminal and type:

    • traceroute and press Enter.

  • Linux

    • Open a Terminal window and type: traceroute -I

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