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How to traceroute on Windows and MacOS

This article provides you with instructions to run a traceroute from your local computer.


Windows OS 

Step 1 – Type cmd on the Start menu to open a Command Prompt.  


Step  2 –    When the Command Prompt dialog box opens, type in the following:


> tracert example.com (specify the domain name or IP address)




Mac OS X

Step  1–  On your Mac Desktop, click the Search Icon in Top Right corner of the Screen (Magnifying Glass icon), as seen in the image below:


search magnifying glass icon mac osx


Step  2 –   Type in Network Utility, and press the Enter key to open the Utility


type in network utility into search


Step  3 –   Click on the TraceRoute tab and Enter in your IP or Domain/Host Name and click Trace!

run traceroute gui from network utility


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Updated on January 17, 2023

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