Visually tracing your Tracert

Ever wondered what all those numbers represent in a tracert? Well, they tell you the IP of the routers that you connect through to get to the server on the other side.

I recently put a Java applet to the test; Open Visual Traceroute.

Open Visual Traceroute completes a tracert and users OpenStreetMap to trace the locations that your internet request has gone through. In our case we tested it with an IP address in Austria.

The map below shows the route our connection to Austria took.

Australia to Austria tracert