How to run a traceroute in Windows

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Traceroute in windows

The method described below works for Windows 10, 8, 7, Vista and XP.

  1. Open the Command Prompt program. You’ll find this by typing “cmd” into your computer’s search bar. It can also be found in Start menu > All Programs > Accessories folder.
  2. A black box with a flashing cursor will open; this is the Command Prompt. Type “tracert” and then hit the space bar, followed by the address to trace(e.g. “tracert”) and then hit the Enter key on your keyboard.
  3. Wait for the test to run. The trace results will be listed in the Command Prompt.


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