How to perform a traceroute on Windows

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Description of how to perform a traceroute on Windows

Below we have described how you can perform a traceroute on the major Operating Systems. Please make sure that you follow the steps in the support article.

Introduction

Traceroute is a network diagnostic tool that displays the route taken by packets across a network. It shows the route from network A to network B and how long it takes before it reaches the destination. If your experiencing any connectivity issues with one of your servers we can ask you for the output of a traceroute.

Windows

1) Open the Start menu
2) Click on Run
3) Type cmd and then press the OK button to open a command prompt
4) For IPv4 you can use
tracert example.com
For IPv6 you can use
tracert -6 example.com

Windows-traceroute-illustration

Windows traceroute illustration

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