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How to Perform Traceroutes Under Windows, Linux and MacOS

Follow these instructions to perform traceroute checks under different operating systems:


  1. Type cmd on the search bar located at the bottom left part of your screen and press ‘Enter’
  2. Type tracertcom in the command prompt
  3. Press ‘Enter’

Mac OS

  1. Go to Applications folder > Utilities > Network Utility > Traceroute
  2. Type the domain or IP address in the field beneath “Please enter the network address to trace an internet route to”
  3. Click ‘Trace’

You can also use this with an IP, i.e.


Open a terminal window and type the following command:

traceroute -I domain.com

Use the -I option to execute ICMP protocol. The same process applies to an IP, i.e.:

traceroute -I

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