Hi there! In this blog post, you will get to know How to use the tracert command on an Android phone. Tracert is a command to perform Traceroute. Traceroute is used to trace the route that has been established between your phone or computer and the servers you follow in order to land on a website.
How to use the 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 the 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 on your android phone, then go to Play Store and get that app right away. I’ve also embedded the app here from Play Store. Simply install it.
The app is available in paid and free versions. The free version works perfectly but there will be displayed ads.
How to use this app
Once you installed the app on your phone, open this app. It will look like this…
On 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 the 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 that show up, click on the command prompt and it will open up.
Here the command you need to use to run the Traceroute is, tracert example.com and then hit enter from your keyboard. IPs will be 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.
So, this is how you can use the tracert command on your Android phone. The app, PingTools has been loaded with lots of stuff, you can explore the app and you may also find a lot of your necessary steps on this single app.