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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,


What's New

Version 2.0.5:
  • [Bogon Updates from cymru] Always wait 24 hours between updates
  • [Combo Boxes (Hosts, DNS, Whois)] Editor to add/delete/order items
  • [Flow Monitor] Overall efficiency improvements
  • [Flow Monitor] All machines on LAN have same location if NAT'd
  • [Flow Monitor] Display process name, PID, and app icon if possible
  • [Flow



  • OS X 10.10 or later

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Current Version (2.x)


Downloads 73,305
Version Downloads 947
License Free
Date 24 Jun 2016
Platform Intel 64 / OS X
Price Free
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