How to run an MTR

MTR is an application that combines traceroute and ping. With MTR, you can send packets from your local machine to a remote server and observe both the routing and network performance between the machines. MTR is an invaluable network diagnostic tool, particularly when trying to isolate the source of issues like latency or connectivity issues.

Install and run MTR on Windows

  1. Download and run WinMTR
  2. Type the domain in the Host field and press Start.MTR.png
  3. Once the 'Sent' column reaches at least 1000 (a few minutes), click Stop.
  4. Click Copy Text to clipboard and send the output to Support for further troubleshooting.

Install and run MTR on Linux

  1. Open a terminal window
  2. Install mtr (via apt, yum, or other depending on your platform)

      yum install mtr

      apt-get install mtr

   3. Run

        mtr example.com -c 1000 -r

    4. Copy and paste the output and send it to Support for further troubleshooting.

Install and run MTR on Mac OS

MTR should be installed on your Mac machine by default.

  1. Open a terminal window
  2. Run

    mtr example.com -c 1000 -r

  3. Copy/paste the output and send it to Support for further troubleshooting.
  4. If MTR is not installed by default, download the latest version and install.