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What’s a Traceroute and How Do I Use One?

What is a Traceroute? Traceroute is a network diagnostic tool that can be used to analyze the connection from one network device to another. Connections between computers are not instantaneous – instead, information journeys across networks and through multiple locations to reach its destination. Using traceroute gives you the ability to find out what route the data is taking and if there are any problems on the path. Traceroute is a great way to check on connection problems. Since it travels along the same path as your connection, it can report back to where it failed and possibly offer clues…

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