Hi there! In this blog post, you will get to know How to use tracert command on an Android phone.
Tracert is a command to perform Traceroute. Traceroute is used to trace the route that has established between your phone or computer and the servers you follow in order to land on a website.
Lets dive in
How to use tracert command on an Android phone?
As there is no terminal on Android phones like Windows or Linux has, therefore you need to get a third-party app to use tracert command on an android phone.
The app you need for this task
For that purpose, I would say the PingTools app work perfectly on an android phone to accomplish various tasks including this one.
By the way, this app PingTools is a great app. You can do a lot of things on this app conveniently. You can ping a website, check its Whois details, DNS lookup, port scanners, etc.
If you don’t have that app (PingTools) installed in your android phone, then go to Play Store and get that app right away.
Play Store link: PingTools
The app is available in paid and free both versions. The free version works perfectly but there will be displayed ads.
How to use this app
Once you installed the app in your phone, open this app. It will look like this
In the home screen of this app you will get to see this kind of interface.
Now, we need to use Traceroute to perform the test.
Hit the three parallel lines on the top left corner. You will then get to see an off-canvas menu. Over there you will see the name Traceroute. All you just need to tap on this.
The Traceroute window will open up.
Next, you just need to type the website and hit Trace to perform the test.
Here I just typed Google.com and it shows me up all the IPs.
Though in this case, you don’t need to use the command tracert, the app is just designed very user-friendly that you just need to add the website name and it will start the test process itself.
How to use tracert command on Windows 10?
To perform the Traceroute test in Windows 10, you need to open the Command prompt first. To open Command Prompt, just type in cmd in your search bar. From the results shows up, click on the command prompt and it will open up.
Here the command you need to use to run the Traceroute rest is,
and then hit enter from your keyboard. IPs will started loading up. You don’t need to do anything until it says Trace complete.
This is how you can perform the Traceroute test in Windows 10 as well as your android phone.
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