Traceroute Tool

This tool sends out echo requests to a specific device, then traces the path it takes to get to that IP address or host name. This is useful in finding out where on your network an interruption occurs.

Tool results

The results of this request appear in the bottom of the page after the tool has run:

To use the Traceroute Tool:

  1. Enter or select the appropriate information into the following fields:
    • Address/Host name. Enter the host name or IP address of the device you want to trace the route to.

      Note: The Trace Route tool supports IPv6 addresses.

    • Timeout. Enter the amount of time (in milliseconds) for the tool to wait on a response from the device. The Trace Route fails if this time limit is exceeded.
    • Max hops. Enter the maximum number of hops you want to limit the route to. It is generally felt that 32 hops should be enough to find any device on the internet.
  2. Click Traceroute to run the test.

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