How to Use TRACERT Utility


The traceroute is a function which traces the path from one network to another. TRACERT diagnostic utility determines the route to a destination by sending Internet Control Message Protocol (ICMP) echo packets to the destination.

In these packets, TRACERT uses varying IP Time-To-Live (TTL) values.

Following is a example of the tracert command and its output, the packet travels through two routers ( and to get to host

In  example, the default gateway is and the IP address of the router on the 12.1.0. network is at

The command:


The output from the command: