How to run an MTR

MTR (My traceroute) allows you to constantly poll a remote server. This diagnostic tool combines the ‘traceroute’ and ‘ping’ function. It represents an evolution of the traceroute command by providing a greater data sample, as if augmenting traceroute with ping output, and is useful for seeing how a server’s latency and performance changes over time.

Running a traceroute is different for each Operating System. Here are the steps for Windows, Mac OS and Linux:

To install MTR on Windows:

  • Download the latest version of WinMTR.
  • You will have a .zip file containing two folders: WinMTR-32 and WinMTR-64
  • Each folder contains two files: WinMTR.exe and README.txt
  • Extract the WinMTR.exe that corresponds to your platform (32 or 64 bit) and run the file.

To run WinMTR on Windows:

  • Start WinMTR.
  • Write the name or IP of the host (e.g. or
  • Press the Options button to configure ping size, maximum hops and ping interval (the defaults are OK).
  • Push the Start button and wait.
  • Copy or export the results in text or HTML format. The results should look similar to this: 


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