traceroute (also tracert )is a utility used to determine the route taken by packets across an IP network to reach another computer.
- tracert is the Microsoft Windows version of Traceroute
- On modern Linux installations it is called as tracepath
- On Windows NT, Windows 2000, Windows 2003, Windows XP and Windows Vista it is called as pathping
How to use tracert in windows
Click start ==> enter cmd ==> type tracert yahoo.com ==> you will see the tracert utility shows you path something like below.
Instead of you using the windows command line, you can use online tools to trace the route(in this case the tracert utility will trace the path from that particular computer to another.)