Unable to get the route of tracert

Posted on 2012-12-20
Last Modified: 2013-01-02

When I am using tracert from other network ie (172.22.0.x) to, the trace is complete within 1 hop, why it is not showing the path which it takes to complete the trace.
I am able to ping the other network computer from my network.

ping output

Pinging with 32 bytes of data:
Reply from bytes=32 time=1ms TTL=63
Reply from bytes=32 time<1ms TTL=63
Reply from bytes=32 time<1ms TTL=63
Reply from bytes=32 time<1ms TTL=63

Ping statistics for
    Packets: Sent = 4, Received = 4, Lost = 0 (0% loss),
Approximate round trip times in milli-seconds:
    Minimum = 0ms, Maximum = 1ms, Average = 0ms

tracert output

Tracing route to over a maximum of 30 hops
  1    <1 ms    <1 ms    <1 ms
Trace complete.
Question by:abhinav4
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What is the question?  It appears to be a direct connection.  Why were you expecting something else?

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Both the machines are in different network so how come it be a direct connection?
Machine 1:
Machine 2:

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It's not necessarily in a different subnet.  It is possible to have a subnet that large.  What is the subnet mask on your network card?
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by:Dave Baldwin
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They might have a router in common and that wouldn't show up in at tracert.

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If there is a common router, I should atleast get the router ip.
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serialband earned 83 total points
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Are they on the same switch?  Is one a VM residing on the other?
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by:Dave Baldwin
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When I do a tracert from here to my web site, I get the 'gateway' IP which is on my router.  But you are not necessarily going thru the 'gateway' to another local network.
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