Running traceroute on the Windows OS

First, in order to run traceroute on the Windows box you need to launch a command prompt or DOS console.

Type ‘cmd’ and hit enter in Start->Run

To run Traceroute under the Windows you must use traceroute’s command line utility


traceroute help:

C:Documents and SettingsAdministrator>tracert

Usage: tracert [-d] [-h maximum_hops] [-j host-list] [-w timeout] target_name

-d Do not resolve addresses to hostnames.
-h maximum_hops Maximum number of hops to search for target.
-j host-list Loose source route along host-list.
-w timeout Wait timeout milliseconds for each reply.

for example to trace the network path to host you should enter


and hit enter. Voila ;)

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