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LAN -- # of hops ?

How can I find all hops between my managed switches ?

Example
 1. I do a tracert to coworker's IP in another building
 2. system shows one hop, trace complete, no errors
 3. should really show the below since coworker's
     machine is using a different switch
         ** my machine
         ** to my managed switch
         ** to coworker's managed switch
         ** to coworkers machine
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4 Solutions
 
Joshua GrantomSenior EngineerCommented:
it isn't going to show the managed switch IP address because traffic does not flow through that specific IP. It is only for "Management"
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Jan SpringerCommented:
A hop is a layer 3 (routing) term.

The connection between layer 2 devices is switching.
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nickoargCommented:
That's because there are no routers (layer 3) in between. You can have 500 switches and they will never show up since they work on Layer 2 and they don't affect the packet in that way.
Hops belong to Layer 3.
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finance_teacherAuthor Commented:
Sounds good.

What network diagramming software/etc do you recommend so I can see the HOPS ?
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