It’s possible that at some point you’ll need to check the connection at a certain point in order to solve problems on the line or any incident relating to the connection. Traceroute is a diagnostic console that allows you to track the packets coming from a host (network point). In addition, an RTT statistic or network latency of these packets is obtained, which is an estimate of the distance at which the ends of the communication are located. This tool is called traceroute in UNIX, Mac and GNU/Linux, while in Windows is called tracert.
To make a diagnosis, you must execute the following command in our console (Start -> Run -> click on cmd):
In GNU/Linux distributions, just type:
$ traceroute ejemplo.com
The screen will show you the different points through which the connection passes in order to use this information in your diagnosis.