WhatRoute
WhatRoute
2.4.6
3.9
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WhatRoute free download for Mac

WhatRoute for Mac

22 August 2021

Geographically trace online data-packet routes.

What is WhatRoute for Mac

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 LAN monitoring functions.
  • Find the ASN with which a network is registered and the networks with which it peers.
  • View network flows

Note: While the software is classified as free, it is actually donationware. Please consider making a donation to help support development.

What's new in WhatRoute

Version 2.4.6:
Fixed:
  • Refactored and improved performance.
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Chrischram
Chrischram
Jun 25 2018
2.1.5
3.0
Jun 25 2018
3.0
Version: 2.1.5
Crashes when I click the Trace button. Back to the previous version.
eglouise6
eglouise6
Feb 14 2018
2.1.2
0.0
Feb 14 2018
0.0
Version: 2.1.2
Doesn't work :(
scorpionpredator14
scorpionpredator14
Feb 12 2018
2.1.2
5.0
Feb 12 2018
5.0
Version: 2.1.2
This traceroute comand with visualization is looking pretty good
Tubo
Tubo
Feb 7 2017
2.0.13
0.0
Feb 7 2017
0.0
Version: 2.0.13
All links dead, equally on original website.
Darmok
Darmok
Dec 3 2016
2.0.10
5.0
Dec 3 2016
5.0
Version: 2.0.10
I pushed the map to my big tv, full screen. Fascinating to watch the flow of connections flying around on the map.
Steinar-Helgesen
Steinar-Helgesen
Sep 20 2014
1.13.0
3.5
Sep 20 2014
3.5
Version: 1.13.0
Not to fond of the layout on the program WhatRoute. I use VisualRoute, i like the layout much more and i guess because i have bought it.
neartheredrocks
neartheredrocks
Dec 14 2013
1.12.0
5.0
Dec 14 2013
5.0
Version: 1.12.0
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!
DOCa-Cola
DOCa-Cola
Jul 22 2013
1.11.0
5.0
Jul 22 2013
5.0
Version: 1.11.0
A useful tool. It could need a graphical update though. It looks more like an Mac OS 9 app than a OS X app :)
D1b
D1b
Apr 20 2013
1.11.0-b2
0.5
Apr 20 2013
0.5
Version: 1.11.0-b2
Everytime I try to start a trace, it crashes.
mymon
mymon
Apr 19 2013
1.11.0-b2
2.0
Apr 19 2013
2.0
Version: 1.11.0-b2
I like the mtr better
Jazzyguy
Jazzyguy
Jul 28 2012
1.10.8
5.0
Jul 28 2012
5.0
Version: 1.10.8
Excellent Software. It does exactly what it is designed to do. Vey handy to use.
Gregm
Gregm
Feb 10 2012
1.10.7
0.0
Feb 10 2012
0.0
Version: 1.10.7
Removing net.whatroute prefs and cache created by older version "cures" the lock-up when 1.10.7 is installed after using older version.
Scrivens
Scrivens
Feb 10 2012
1.10.7
0.0
Feb 10 2012
0.0
Version: 1.10.7
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.
Gregm
Gregm
Dec 1 2011
1.10.6
0.0
Dec 1 2011
0.0
Version: 1.10.6
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
W-h-k
W-h-k
Dec 1 2011
1.10.6
0.5
Dec 1 2011
0.5
Version: 1.10.6
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.
Chrischram
Chrischram
Sep 1 2011
1.10.5
3.0
Sep 1 2011
3.0
Version: 1.10.5
This is probably the least stable application I use under Lion. Lots of crashes and scrolling just doesn't work right at all. I can't dump it though. It's just too useful.
Donmontalvo
Donmontalvo
Jul 25 2011
1.10.5
4.5
Jul 25 2011
4.5
Version: 1.10.5
Stable, reliable under 10.6.8...how about Lion?
Islandmacman
Islandmacman
Apr 9 2011
1.10.4
4.5
Apr 9 2011
4.5
Version: 1.10.4
This is a flashback app... it's straight out of the last century... in a good way imo As with the previous comment: the app description needs an update - there are many features in this application that are pretty cool yet unadvertised. The Google map link is a great feature. I'm on the fence with the interface - it definitely needs work, yet somehow I feel like there should be two versions - one with an OS 9 look, and the other with a modern OS X slickness. Regardless, it is good to see WhatRoute again, thanks.
anonymous-heron-1388
anonymous-heron-1388
Oct 3 2010
1.10.1
0.0
Oct 3 2010
0.0
Version: 1.10.1
The description needs to be improved. Looking at the description alone, the application seems nothing more than a GUI wrapper for the traceroute command line function. However, after downloading and checking the application, it comes with several other useful functions, not the least a map. The interface does need some work, though, as it seems to be straight from the OS9 era.
DemandExcellence
DemandExcellence
Sep 25 2010
1.10.0
3.0
Sep 25 2010
3.0
Version: 1.10.0
This version fails to start on 10.5.8. It keeps saying that a pane would ask for my administrator password but failed to show that pane. Oh well.
Big77
Big77
Aug 19 2010
1.9.1
1.0
Aug 19 2010
1.0
Version: 1.9.1
Since installing 1.9.1 every address I enter resolves to 110.211.5.0. (The older version works correctly.) I wrote to the developer but did not receive a reply. Further comments: takes nearly 10 seconds before it begins to resolve. If I cancel a trace before complete then WhatRoute crashes upon quitting. Like the product, like the idea, but this version needs a some work!
Satcomer
Satcomer
Aug 14 2010
1.9.1
0.0
Aug 14 2010
0.0
Version: 1.9.1
Love this program now it's working on 10.6. Now please include an Update function in the program and I will donate again!
B-Jefferson-Le-Blanc
B-Jefferson-Le-Blanc
Jul 30 2010
1.9.0
0.0
Jul 30 2010
0.0
Version: 1.9.0
WhatRoute is easier to use than I thought it would be. You don't need to know the destination IP address(es) or your own starting address; all you have to do is type in the host name (i.e.: apple.com) and click Trace to get the response times between your own IP address and the destination address(es). There are some complex options available for those who really know what they're doing, which I don't, so I left them set to the defaults. Response times are measured in milliseconds (a thousandth (1/1,000); it will take some practice to get a feel for how fast or slow that is. But it's doable.
Bellidancer
Bellidancer
Feb 7 2008
1.8.18
5.0
Feb 7 2008
5.0
Version: 1.8.18
I am very glad WhatRoute has been updated. It offers some unique functionality I haven't been able to find else where. 3lusiv3 - What Route can do an address scan. Select address scan. Type in the first address and the subnet mask. 192.168.1.1 255.255.255.0 will search every address from .1 to .255 Great, great program!
Davedecay
Davedecay
Feb 6 2008
1.8.18
0.0
Feb 6 2008
0.0
Version: 1.8.18
Still PowerPC (not Universal Binary) app, so it uses Rosetta on Intel Macs. The LAN monitor function is nice to see what IP addresses are in use on your network.
Dom21
Dom21
Feb 6 2008
1.8.18
0.0
Feb 6 2008
0.0
Version: 1.8.18
Isn't route finding capability built into Apple's "Network Utility"? What does this do differently?
3lusiv3
3lusiv3
Feb 6 2008
1.8.18
0.0
Feb 6 2008
0.0
Version: 1.8.18
I would love it if this app had the ability to ping a group of addresses. For example ping 10.1.31.1 to 254 so that I can see what is on my network. Is there another app that can do that?
smtips
smtips
Feb 6 2008
1.8.18
0.0
Feb 6 2008
0.0
Version: 1.8.18
Seems to work okay...but.... How in the world do I get the hops to show up on the Map? This used to work just fine. I do a trace now, I can see it hitting the addresses at the top of the map window, but it isn't showing the hops on the map. Strange.
Dlw
Dlw
Jun 21 2007
1.8.17-2
0.0
Jun 21 2007
0.0
Version: 1.8.17-2
So is WhatRoute completely dead? I've been using it for almost as long as it's been available but it's pretty broken now. DNS queries fail under 10.4.10 and, with ping, the function tries to execute with bogus IP addresses. Sigh. Guess I'll have to use the Apple utility
Ofsg
Ofsg
Jul 6 2006
1.8.16
0.0
Jul 6 2006
0.0
Version: 1.8.16
Still no joy here on an old Dual 500 G4 running Tiger. I cannot ping, trace, or snoop anything (though I can from the Terminal), and I get an error about not being able to load the WhatRouteHelper when I try to snoop. This is the same behavior I had with the previous version (1.8.15) on my Dual 2.0 G5 at home. I have two ethernet interfaces in my G4 at work, but only one at home, so I don't know if that's an issue or not. However, the older 1.8.14 version still works on both systems.
Ken20
Ken20
Jul 6 2006
1.8.16
0.0
Jul 6 2006
0.0
Version: 1.8.16
Bryan, thanks so much for fixing WhatRoute. 1.8.16 is now working. WhatRoute is now back in my network toolkit!
Smpdigital
Smpdigital
Jul 6 2006
1.8.16
0.0
Jul 6 2006
0.0
Version: 1.8.16
I don't get it, this is just like Network Utility built in Mac OS X, only uglier and obtrusive, just try pressing cancel while it asks for your user's password, and it shouldn't been asking for it in the first place.
Thegoodguy
Thegoodguy
Jul 3 2006
1.8.15
0.0
Jul 3 2006
0.0
Version: 1.8.15
Wow lol it's like a non apple / not as nice version of Network Utility made in realbasic.. ?
Crysdevbec
Crysdevbec
Jul 3 2006
1.8.15
0.0
Jul 3 2006
0.0
Version: 1.8.15
I'm having the same problem with the program. Traces and pings all fail, but I can ping the same IP addresses just fine from a terminal window. Running 10.3.9.
Mrgando
Mrgando
Jul 2 2006
1.8.15
0.0
Jul 2 2006
0.0
Version: 1.8.15
Its not working for me , I think my router its blocking its ping probes ( and everything else ) ... its weird because if I try to ping a site via terminal , its ok and I recieve reply... but this app shows everything down.. Could anyone help me ?
Apgiuliano
Apgiuliano
Jul 2 2006
1.8.15
4.5
Jul 2 2006
4.5
Version: 1.8.15
I have used this program for many many years and have found it's value to be inestimable. Nothing on the Mac platform comes close to Whatroute's form and function. For example the reverse whois to the ISP by IP, and the mapping function make this the best of it's kind on the Mac. I am glad it was revived. Thanks old friend...
Ajung
Ajung
Jul 2 2006
1.8.15
0.0
Jul 2 2006
0.0
Version: 1.8.15
Not really a helpful tool..although for free. Just a wrapper around tools like traceroute...
Ken20
Ken20
Jul 2 2006
1.8.15
0.0
Jul 2 2006
0.0
Version: 1.8.15
Bryan, I was about to reply to Anoymous with a scathing tirade along the lines of "your firewall is the problem and don't take it out on the developer" BUT he's right. Nothing comes back - no pings (to www.apple.com) no ping's, traceroute doesn't work apart from lots of red stars etc. Tried it at home on my ADSL line and at the office LAN. Same results. Shame because I've always been a great supporter of WhatRoute and was deleriously happy to see an update. Hope the problems get fixed soon (waht the problems are is anyones guess!) - MacBook Pro running 10.4.7
26cab40
26cab40
Jul 2 2006
1.8.15
0.0
Jul 2 2006
0.0
Version: 1.8.15
Why is this listed as Intel, when only the helper program is UB ? Misleading.
Guest
Guest
Oct 11 2004
1.8.14
4.0
Oct 11 2004
4.0
Version: 1.8.14
It does say that Mac OS 10.1 is a requirement...
Guest
Guest
Oct 23 2003
1.8.14
0.0
Oct 23 2003
0.0
Version: 1.8.14
When I use WhatRoute 1.8.11 it freezes my machine all the time. My iMac G3/400 is installed with MacOS 9.2.1
Guest
Guest
Oct 24 2002
1.8
4.0
Oct 24 2002
4.0
Version: 1.8
this seems like a good program, but unfortunately I can't tell. It won't do anything that requires a packet to be sent back, because, to the exclusion of every other type of information, my company's router-based hardware firewall won't let Trace, Ping, or Finger have access to a server's responses to the program's query. I'm presuming that's what happens, because according to WhatRoute's Ping feature, my connection to the site i'm looking at right now doesn't exist at all. Too bad...
Guest
Guest
Jun 28 2002
1.8
0.0
Jun 28 2002
0.0
Version: 1.8
Version 1.7 works fine with a Sonnet upgrade card "Crescendo G3 400/1M Specs" on a Power Macintosh 7100/80 using OS8.6 Version 1.8 Fails
Guest
Guest
Dec 19 2001
1.7
0.0
Dec 19 2001
0.0
Version: 1.7
I think that it has all the features of a full-fledged network utility, and is more useful than many PC utilities for IP troubleshooting.
Guest
Guest
Nov 6 2000
4.0
Nov 6 2000
4.0
Version: null
A very cool piece of Software. Now I finally can see where my servers for which I am paying are really located.‡
Free
3.9
0.0
App requirements: 
  • Intel 64
  • OS X 10.10.0 or later
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