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WhatRoute is designed to find the names of all the routers an IP packet passes through on its way from your Mac to a destination host. It also measures the round-trip time from your Mac to the router, thus enabling you to determine slow links--or hops--in the Internet. WhatRoute can also find dead links, such as routers that don't respond.
  • A geo-location server is queried and the locations of the hosts discovered in a trace or seen active on the LAN, can be plotted on a low resolution map or viewed in high resolution on Google Earth
  • WhatRoute also provides network and port scanning, ping, whois, DNS, and more...

What's New

Version 1.12.1:

New features:

  • Flow Monitoring of remote hosts - requires small helper on the remote host. Please contact me if you wish to try this.
  • Bug fixes and code refactoring

Requirements

OS X 10.6 or later

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A great all-in-one tool for Whois, Trace, Ping, Query, Finger, Address Scan, and Port Scan tasks.

One request: It would be great if the map could be made bigger and would also show some information for Whois queries.

Still, more...

4 people found this review helpful
Version 1.12.0
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Neartheredrocks Member IconReview+183
Neartheredrocks
+4

A great all-in-one tool for Whois, Trace, Ping, Query, Finger, Address Scan, and Port Scan tasks.

One request: It would be great if the map could be made bigger and would also show some information for Whois queries.

Still, clearly a 5 star application. Thanks to the developer!

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Version 1.12.0
Doca Cola Member IconReview+12
Doca Cola
+0

A useful tool.
It could need a graphical update though. It looks more like an Mac OS 9 app than a OS X app :)

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Version 1.11.0
D1b Member IconReview+0
D1b
+0

Everytime I try to start a trace, it crashes.

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Version 1.11.0-b2
Mitch_de
+0

for me last versions didnt crash, trace works (OS X 10.8.3)

D1b
+0

I had an old version of WhatRouteHelper running and Bryan helped me clear it out:

sudo killall -9 WhatRouteHelper
sudo rm -rf ~/Library/Application\ Support/WhatRoute/WhatRouteHelper

For some reason it didn't update properly. All is working well now.

mymon Member IconReview+20
mymon
+1

I like the mtr better

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Version 1.11.0-b2
Neartheredrocks
+7

What a weird "review". The very least would be to say why mtr is better - and especially, where go get it for OS X.

sjk
+1

For anyone who cares, http://www.bitwizard.nl/mtr/ is the home page and it's easy to install an OS X binary using MacPorts.

Jazzyguy Member IconReview+3694
Jazzyguy
+2

Excellent Software. It does exactly what it is designed to do. Vey handy to use.

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Version 1.10.8
Gregm Member IconComment+213
Gregm
+0

Removing net.whatroute prefs and cache created by older version "cures" the lock-up when 1.10.7 is installed after using older version.

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Version 1.10.7
Bryan Christianson (Developer)
+0

There is a small uninstall applet that will delete the old settings.
See http://whatroute.net/download.html

Scrivens Member IconComment+55
Scrivens
+0

Can't get 1.10.7 to work on my 2011 iMac under 10.6.8 no matter where it is installed. Asks for the admin password, then 'loading database' then spinning beachball and 'Application not responding' in Activity monitor. 10.1.6 still works fine.

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Version 1.10.7
Gregm
+4

Removing net.whatroute prefs and cache from user library folder fixed that for me.

Mousee
+1

Thanks Gregm, I had the exact same problem and you solved it. Cheers.

Meersworld
+1

Yes, removing the two files from the Preferences folder took care of my problem as suggested by Gregm.

Gregm
+2

See developer's response under the troubleshooting tab.

Side note-- he responded to my bug report in less than an hour. Made a small paypal contribution for his work.

Scrivens
+1

Thanks guys, worked a treat.

Hkim
+1

Thanks as well. I had exactly the same problem in 10.6.8

Pfoomer Member IconReview+79
Pfoomer
+2

Works ok on 10.6.8, and it gets better with each release.

Nice to have an alternative to the 'lets leave the customers in the lurch' alternative payware.

Only improvement I can suggest is the inclusion of a README in the package, which includes the following line...

Move the program (thats the little blue and white thing) to the application folder, or it wont work.

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Version 1.10.6
Gregm Member IconComment+213
Gregm
+0

It *WILL* fail if you try to run it from the downloaded disk image. Drag it to your applications folder/ desk top/ where-ever to run it

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Version 1.10.6
W_h_k Member IconReview+12
W_h_k
+2

Tells me three times about the need to enter admin name and password, never asks for it, then quits because WhatRouteHelper has not started.
Total failure.

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Version 1.10.6
Foyan
+1

+1
Actually seems unusable on OS 10.6.8.
Did revert to 1.10.3

Foyan
+1

Oh btw 1.10.5 is just working fine also.

Spaf
+0

Yup, same problem in 10.7.2. Back to the previous version...

Gregm
+0

Core2 Duo OS 10.6.8.
Works just fine **AFTER** you move it off the DMG ---- screws up every time that you try to run it from the mounted disk image (HINT-HINT)

Bryan Christianson (Developer)
+2

Copy the WhatRoute application from the mounted disk image to a folder on your system that has no space characters (" ") in the path.

WhatRouteHelper will then run correctly.

This is a minor glitch with a simple work-around.

Foyan
+0

So doing, 1.10.6 works as expected, indeed.
Thanks for the tip.

W_h_k
+0

I tried it in vain on 10.7.2. Now i read that I can't put it in my folder "3rd party utilities" because of a "no space in folder name allowed" bug, that was introduced in the new release ...

Gregm
+0

"Now i read that I can't put it in my folder "3rd party utilities""

Why not just put the application in your Applications folder and then put an alias where-ever you like. You can avoid a lot of grief all over (not just this app) if you try to work within the Apple system standards.

xXAkumuXx
+0

I know a lot of people that don't know how to install apps in OS X. There should be a beginner tutorial video on these most rudimentary of Mac tasks.

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Derekcurrie
Version 1.12.1
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ErvinsS
Version 1.12.0
user icon+170
Hkim
Version 1.10.5
user icon+0
Andrians
Version 1.10.4
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Date 08 Jul 2014
Platform OS X / Intel 32
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