Testing Network Connectivity via Traceroute - Windows®

Note The traceroute utility is used to determine the route which data takes between two points.

  1. Open a Command Prompt window.
    • Windows 10
      1. Right-click the Start icon (located in the lower-left corner).
      2. Click Command Prompt.
    • Windows 8
      1. From any screen, press the Windows key+X ( Windows key icon+X).
      2. Click Command Prompt
    • Windows 7 / Vista
      1. From the Windows desktop, click Start.
      2. From the Start Search text box enter cmd then press the Enter key.
    • Windows 2000 / XP
      1. From the Windows desktop, click Start.
      2. Click Run.
      3. Enter cmd then press the Enter key.
    • Windows 98SE / Me
      1. From the Windows desktop, click Start.
      2. Click Run.
      3. Enter command then press the Enter key.
  2. Enter tracert 74.125.224.147 then press the Enter key.
    Windows command line interface with traceroute command entered
    As the traceroute command is executed, the following information (or similar) should be displayed.
    Windows command line interface with traceroute results

 

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