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Traceroutes on Windows

If you are running Windows®, you can perform a traceroute using Command Prompt.

  1. Run the cmd.exe application. How you do this depends on your version of Windows:
    VersionHow to run cmd.exe
    7 & VistaFrom the Start menu, search for cmd.
    8Right-click the Start menu, and then click Run. Then enter the cmd and click OK.
    10Click the Start menu. Then type cmd and press the Enter key.

    Here you will find either MS-DOS Prompt or Command Prompt. A window will display with something similar to the following:

    Microsoft Windows XP [Version 5.1.2600]
    (C) Copyright 1985-2001 Microsoft Corp.

  2. In this screen, type tracert your domain name and press Enter.
  3. After the trace route has completed, cntrl a to select all then cntrl c to copy.
  4. Paste this into a text document (Notepad, WordPad, etc.).

Note: For information on performing a traceroute in Apple Mac OS X®, see Performing a Traceroute in Mac OS X.