Reports the network route used to connect to an endpoint

Usage Guide

tracert reports the network route taken to an endpoint and the hostnames or IP addresses of the sender-side interfaces of detected routers. The basic syntax is:
tracert my_target_computername_or_ip_adderss
Other parameters

  • -d - Do not attempt to resolve router hostnames
  • -h - Maximum hops
  • -j - Use the Loose Source Route option in headers to specified routers
  • -w - timeout
  • -R - Use the IPv6 extension header to test the reverse route
  • -S - Specifies the IPv6 Source Address header value
  • -4 - Use only IPv4
  • -6 - Use only IPv6

Tool Data

Operating Platform:Windows
Diagnostic Target:OS - Network Services
Tool Executable:tracert.exe
Obtain From:Installed with Windows
Web Links:
  • tracert
  • TechNet article on tracert

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