The traceroute program, which is an open source network analysis software, is a network tool that allows to understand which route the packets follow from the source computer to the destination computer in TCP/IP networks and to see the delays that occur while passing through these routes. The traceroute program is available on all Unix / Linux / macOS and Microsoft Windows operating systems.

In Microsoft Windows operating systems, this tool is called “tracert” on the command line, while in Unix / Linux / macOS operating systems it is “traceroute”. Type the target IP address and click the [Traceroute] button to view the process output.