Posted on 2006-04-27
Last Modified: 2010-03-19
Hello Experts,
Hope you are all having a good day.

Can someone please tell me what detail the command tracert gives you and what it can help you with ?

Many thanks in advance,
Question by:ANGELA11
    LVL 18

    Accepted Solution

    tracert attempts to tell you all of the machines that a data packet you send passes through to get to a certain destination.

    You'll at the very least (assuming a given server doesn't respond) find out how many hops (machines) your packet went through to get to a server somewhere on a network or across the internet.

    It's a very useful tool for checking connectivity issues. Lets you cut down if the problem could be your machine or the network you're on. For example, you might be wondering why it's so slow trying to connect to certain websites, but not others. The response times given in the results will help you figure that out.

    you'll get information including a hop count, response time, IP address and sometime domain name of the server or router that your packet went to

    Here's a site you can look at for info on tracert, as well as ping:

    Hope this helps.

    Author Comment

    Thank you Masnrock,

    Thats a great help.
    Have a great day.

    All the best,

    Featured Post

    New My Cloud Pro Series - organize everything!

    With space to keep virtually everything, the My Cloud Pro Series offers your team the network storage to edit, save and share production files from anywhere with an internet connection. Compatible with both Mac and PC, you're able to protect your content regardless of OS.

    Join & Write a Comment

    #Citrix #Citrix Netscaler #HTTP Compression #Load Balance
    Don’t let your business fall victim to the coming apocalypse – use our Survival Guide for the Fax Apocalypse to identify the risks and signs of zombie fax activities at your business.
    Get a first impression of how PRTG looks and learn how it works.   This video is a short introduction to PRTG, as an initial overview or as a quick start for new PRTG users.
    In this tutorial you'll learn about bandwidth monitoring with flows and packet sniffing with our network monitoring solution PRTG Network Monitor ( If you're interested in additional methods for monitoring bandwidt…

    734 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

    Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

    Join & Ask a Question

    Need Help in Real-Time?

    Connect with top rated Experts

    24 Experts available now in Live!

    Get 1:1 Help Now