In this video we take a look at a terminal command that will allow us to check the path between two internet connections. The traceroute command can be very useful if you have a network connectivity problem, as you can use it to pinpoint exactly where a connection fails.
Quick reference notes:
- Open the Terminal application found in the Utilities folder within Applications
- Type the following
traceroute -m 10
Note: -m is a variable that allows you to control how many hops traceroute will make. If you do not use the -m variable the traceroute command, twill continue until it times out.
- When you press enter on the keyboard, traceroute will begin displaying results from its report
- After completing your test you can end your Terminal session by typing.