What Is Traceroute?
Traceroute is a network process, which with the help of the 'tracert IP' traceroute command shows the virtual path from one server (computer) to another, all the way to the final location.
Using a personal computer, it is possible to check traceroute with the cmd command that opens the Command Prompt window and then entering the tracert traceroute command for the website, for example 'tracert bing.com' or the tracert IP address, for example tracert '188.8.131.52'. You will get an overview of the 'tracing route' in the form of hops, from your computer to the destination. Let's see what tracing route hops are in the next paragraph.
What are Traceroute hops?
The journey to the destination takes place via a computer / server (Host name) with a unique IP address. Each new connection on that journey with the time spent on its establishment (packet delivery time from one 'hops' to another and back) is shown in detail under the name 'hops', expressed in milliseconds and denoted as response time. Figuratively speaking, hops in the virtual world at traceroute, can be taken as the number of roads (highways) with their names leading you to your destination in the real world. The maximum number of hops is set to 30, which is standard on the traceroute. If the message at a certain hops is marked 'request time out', then it means that there is probably a problem with the firewall that is blocking the reception and return of packets.
Tracert IP Location Without CMD (Command Prompt)
Web tool for visualroute tracking technically works in the classic way as the traceroute on your computer via Command Promt - tracert IP command, except that this online tool provides us with a visual insight into the traceroute on the map via 'hops' and determining host location to the final destination.
Our web visual IP traceroute tool provides two traceroute options:
- Host Trace - Visual traceroute from our server to the destination. As the final destination for which you want to find a tracking route to a location, you can enter any IPv4 or website
- Server to Client trace - Visual traceroute from the client (your computer), through our server, all the way to the final destination
On that visual journey to the destination, each computer for which a location was found is specially marked on the visual map.
All in all, our Visual traceroute is a very detailed insight into the visual internet journey from the location of one computer / server / host, through another, all the way to a specific destination with the help of, technically speaking, a classic tracert IP or tracert domain command.
How to trace IP address?
You can Trace IP address and location from final destination to IP, as well as track location from IP to final destination instantly, using the Traceroute form below.