How to do a Traceroute

Traceroute is a command which can show the path of a packet of information taken from your computer to one you specify. It lists all routers it passes through until it reaches the destination, or fails to and is then discarded.
Below are the steps to do a Traceroute.

1. In windows, select Start -- Programs -- Accessories -- Command Prompt.
You should then get a black window.

2. Enter the word "tracert", followed by a space, then the domain name (ex:

First, it will tell you that that it is tracing the route (  Second, it will tell you the IP address of that domain and what the maximim number of hops will be before it times out. Finally, it will give the information about each router it passes through on the way to its destination.
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