How to do traceroute under Windows, Linux and MacOS

Here are instructions on how to perform traceroute checks under different operating systems:


1. Open Start menu
2. Click Run
3. Type cmd and press Enter
4. In the command prompt type tracert and press Enter.

Mac OS

Go to

Applications folder > Utilities > Network Utility > Traceroute

Type the domain or IP address in the field under “Please enter the network address to trace an internet route to” and click Trace.

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


Open a terminal window and type the following command.

traceroute -I

The -I option is used to force the usage of ICMP protocol. You can do the same with an IP, i.e.

traceroute -I

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