How to Use the Traceroute Command

Today, we were sitting in canteen and discussing about having basic knowledge about Networking. Everyone should have basic knowledge of networking. But that knowledge ends with how to know your IP Address or getting to know MAC Address.

In today’s world we live on internet and its nothing but a web of computers which is nothing but computer network. Some time back I knew hot to reach to a computer to which actually I am pointing to. But I could not recollect it today. So I used Google :).

When we connect to a computer using some address like, we actually go through a series of routers and computers and finally reach to that host. Now how to find the route through which I get to this host? So here is a simple command on Windows – "tracert" followed by address. as give below


This command will give me number of hopping points through which I will finally reach the computer on which this website is hosted. So this is what I revised ( as I knew it earlier 🙂 ) today. So this post is to not to forget this command again.

Here is the output of command


Tracing route to []
over a maximum of 30 hops:

  1     1 ms     1 ms     1 ms
  2    25 ms    23 ms    23 ms
  3    24 ms    22 ms    23 ms
  4    60 ms    60 ms    59 ms
  5    63 ms    55 ms    55 ms []
  6    57 ms    56 ms    56 ms
  7     *        *        *     Request timed out.
  8    56 ms    56 ms    56 ms []
  9    56 ms    55 ms    55 ms
10    60 ms    56 ms    56 ms []
11    56 ms    58 ms    57 ms []
12    57 ms    55 ms    56 ms
13    61 ms    56 ms    55 ms
14    84 ms    82 ms    72 ms
15   201 ms   202 ms   204 ms
16   127 ms   202 ms   203 ms
17   140 ms   200 ms   205 ms
18   142 ms   202 ms   202 ms []

Trace complete.

Happy tracing. :)​


One thought on “How to Use the Traceroute Command

  1. hey nice one..atleast for me since i wasn’t aware abt this command..yep n/w mein my knowledge is also limited to ipaddresses…but yes with this BACnet thing..i did learn quite a bit of n/wing..atleast among the devices n found it interesting also …..i guess such small tips wud go in long way..thx for such share..i wish u spend more n more time n canteen n refresh lots of stuff like there 🙂 merry xams n happy new yr to u & family 🙂

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