Windows Tracert Command Tutorial - Learn in 5 Minutes

Tracert is a default window utility available in all flavors of the Windows operating system. It helps in identifying details of paths while sending a packet from source to destination. This command is basically used to troubleshoot TCP/IP Problems in Windows. This is a short tutorial that gives you an idea of the windows tracert command.

This command is similar to Linux traceroute command.

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Tracert Command Examples

Identify the route of the source to the destination

C:\WINDOWS\system32>tracert <url>

Give route without resolving addresses to hostnames

C:\WINDOWS\system32>tracert -d <url>

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Display a specific number of  hops to search the route of the target

C:\WINDOWS\system32>tracert -h 5 -d <url>

Identify route from source to destination by using IPv4

C:\WINDOWS\system32>tracert -4 <url>


Window tracert utility is used to identify the route of the source to the destination. It also tells what are the problems in the way if the website is not reachable. This command does not give you a lot of options but it is enough to resolve issues of TCP/IP problems.

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  1. Donny Aucter says:

    I couldn’t resist commenting. Well written!

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