Tracert is a Windows based command-line tool that you can use to trace the path that an Internet Protocol (IP) packet takes to its destination from a source. Tracert will determine the path taken to a destination.What does tracert utility do?
Traceroute is a utility that records the route (the specific gateway computers at each hop) through the Internet between your computer and a specified destination computer.Is tracert just like ping?
The command traces the path that a TCP/IP packet takes towards a destination target and shows some information (if available) of the routing nodes within this path. Just like the "ping" command , "tracert" sends also ICMP echo packets to the destination with varying Time-to-Live (TTL) values.What is the difference between traceroute and tracert?
Tracert and Traceroute have different syntax but both of these commands do the basic same thing. What makes them different is the Operating System where they are executed, Tracert for Windows and Traceroute for Linux. The other thing is how each command is implemented in the background.