Tracing Packets in Windows

Today we will see how to trace a packet that goes from your pc to the server of your requested website.For this there is a basic command in windows that is “tracert”.By this command you can trace the path of the packet.Just type tracert in the command prompt to see the help related to that command.

Now to trace a packet going to google just type tracert and you will see the tracing process begins.At the end you see something as below.

The first address you see is the IP address of your router.This means the packet first of all goes to router(which is obvious).The the next hop’s IP is shown and so on till it reaches which is the IP of google’s server.You can verify this IP by typing that IP in the URL of your browser.


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