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How do I ping and traceroute in Windows?

How do I ping and traceroute in Windows?

Run Ping and Tracert in Windows

  1. Click your Start menu and select Programs > Accessories > Command Prompt.
  2. In the command line window that opens, type ping, and hit Enter.
  3. Once the test is complete, type tracert and hit Enter.

What are ping and tracert commands?

Ping and traceroute are common commands you can use to troubleshoot network problems. Ping is a simple command that can test the reachability of a device on the network. Traceroute is a command you use to ‘trace’ the route that a packet takes when traveling to its destination.

How do I run a ping in traceroute?

To run traceroute on Windows:

  1. Open the command prompt. Go to Start > Run.
  2. In the command prompt, type: tracert hostname.
  3. You may have to wait up to a minute or more for the test to complete.
  4. Send us the complete results (every line) for analysis.

How do I ping path?


  1. Open Command Prompt. by clicking on the windows key on the bottom left hand corner of the screen.
  2. Type CMD and press Enter.
  3. Where the cursor is flashing type the command Pathping IP Address example: UK datacenter:
  4. Press Enter.

How do you read ping and traceroute?

  1. Hop Number – This is the first column and is simply the number of the hop along the route.
  2. RTT Columns – The next three columns display the round trip time (RTT) for your packet to reach that point and return to your computer.
  3. Domain/IP column – The last column has the IP address of the router.

How can I test my ping speed?

To measure speed, you need size and time: 1) size: the packet size you’re sending. | 2) time: the time of the packet spend between point A and B. | Your saying: “In the end, all you get is the time it takes for a Ping to run from A to B and back to A.” All you get? This seems exactly what I need :p.

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