Instead of Traceroute use this: mtr

mrt is a very useful Linux command line utility for diagnosing networking problems. It’s basically of a combination of ping and traceroute in one.  It’s best feature is to show an average traceroute over a period of time.  You might already have it installed, but if you don’t you can with these commands.



MacOS (with homebrew)

Basic Options

-r – short for report

-w – shot entire host names

–no-dns – show ips only, don’t do hostname lookups on the ips

–c 100 – run continuous for 100 pings.  Recommended for better a better  average.

Testing Network Quality

Official MTR website.