Information Technology - Useful Commands: Trace Route

The trace route (tracert) command is useful in troubleshooting and verifying network connectivity. It shows each "hop" along the way instead of just the round trip time to the final destination.

How to use:

  1. Click start
  2. Click run
  3. Type "cmd" (no quotes) in the run box
  4. Press "Enter", or click "Ok"
  5. In the black command prompt window type "tracert" (no quotes)
  6. Press "Enter"
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