How to use WinTraceRoute
||Type in destination
computer IP address or domain name in the input box provided.
Click on the toolbar button "Trace". Wait a few
seconds while traceroute operation is in progress.
A typical output screen looks like the
one below. How to read the output?
The first column shows host number in
trace chain, the second column "Min RTT" shows minimum
round trip times for the packet, "Avg RTT" - average round
trip times, the next one - maxumum round trip times. Name column
shows DNS reverse name of the IP. Address displays IP address of the
host in the route.
WinTraceRoute allows you to change
several parameters before tracing a route to a host. You may disable
or enable the option to resolve host IP addresses to names, choose
number of Hops, number of ping requests and select timeout for the
host to respond.
Settings dialog screenshot is
presented here. When choosing the settings, please make sure
that number of hops is large enough. Sometimes it is also
called TTL value. Each time a host is reached this number is
decreased by one, so if this number is set too small, the
packets may never reach a host far enough in the traceroute
Settings host response timeout too small may
also lead to results that could be interpret that the host is
not responding, However it may be up and running, just
You may also export the result of the tracert operation into a text
file or print out the traceroute information right from this
software. Tray bar software mode is also supported.