Results 1 to 3 of 3

Thread: Tracert

  1. #1
    Junior Member
    Join Date
    Nov 2013


    I'm getting "Request Time Out"

    Is there a way on my end on finding out the cause of this? I suspect that this is the one causing speed degradation during peak hours (mostly in the evening)

  2. #2
    Administrator Philip's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 1999
    Jacksonville, Florida, United States
    Blog Entries
    Some hosts give very low priority to, or don't respond to pings all together. It is a form of protection, and if a certain hop does not ever respond to pings it is not an indication of a problem.

    That said, you have a very large latency increase between hop 7 and 9, this may be a problem. To see what causes the issues, compare traces when your connection is good, and when it seems bad during peak hours, look for difference in latency to each hop.. Look for a host that gives you low latency and no packet loss when your connection seems good, but huge latency and some packet loss when your connection seems bad. This is usually the culprit.

    It is also dependent on other factors as well, such as your modem signal levels, how clean your line is. I hope this helps.

  3. #3
    SG Enthusiast Far-N-Wide's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2000
    His Tavern of Solitude
    Hops that do not respond to ICMP requests followed by hops that do. Tells you the non-responding hop is to busy moving real data to reply to a ICMP request. The CPU utilization for the busy hop is above 25 or 30 % threshold (moving data). The following hop that does reply, tells you the busy hop sent the ping request forward and the following hop replies. Then forwards to next hop and so on.

Similar Threads

  1. Help with tracert....
    By boricua482 in forum General Broadband Forum
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 01-25-08, 11:40 PM
  2. my tracert
    By cam123240 in forum General Broadband Forum
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 04-19-07, 12:19 PM
  3. UDP tracert ?
    By seste in forum General Broadband Forum
    Replies: 8
    Last Post: 08-09-06, 05:49 AM
  4. Can someone look at tracert please?
    By Macbeth in forum General Broadband Forum
    Replies: 6
    Last Post: 12-04-01, 08:21 PM
  5. Look at my tracert! need help
    By Wichard20 in forum General Broadband Forum
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 09-07-01, 07:27 PM


Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts