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Geographically trace online data-packet routes.

3.9
Based on 34 user ratesRead reviews & comments
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WhatRoute overview

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 version 2.6.8

Updated on Feb 07 2024

Changes
  • Compiled with Xcode 15.2
  • Uses Sparkle 2.5.2.
  • Network Quality: Show detailed test results (optional).
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Information

License

Free

Size

37.8 MB

Developer’s website

https://www.whatroute.net/

Downloads

110641

App requirements

  • Intel 64
  • Apple Silicon
  • macOS 10.13 or later
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hammeris1a
hammeris1a
Jan 14 2023
2.6.0
0.0
Jan 14 2023
0.0
Version: 2.6.0
MACUPDATE ADMIN: v 2.6.0 does NOT run on Mac OS Ventura - please note this on the page
collinwoo
collinwoo
Jun 4 2022
2.5.1
4.0
Jun 4 2022
4.0
Version: 2.5.1
Good application. I can confirm that it's a Mach-O universal binary. I would give it 5 stars if the map always showed up reliably.
Satcomer
Satcomer
Mar 31 2022
2.5.0
4.0
Mar 31 2022
4.0
Version: 2.5.0
You better make a Universal at least before the last Intel Mac Pro is replaced this coming Fall! You sales will fall to floor!
brian163
brian163
Nov 1 2021
2.4.6
0.0
Nov 1 2021
0.0
Version: 2.4.6
2.4.7 was released
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.
Satcomer
Satcomer
Feb 7 2024
2.6.8
4.0
Feb 7 2024
4.0
Version: 2.6.8
collinwoo
collinwoo
Jun 4 2022
2.5.1
4.0
Jun 4 2022
4.0
Version: 2.5.1
Annie-Walker
Annie-Walker
Jan 30 2022
2.4.9
4.0
Jan 30 2022
4.0
Version: 2.4.9
mdorian3395
mdorian3395
Jun 2 2021
2.4.4
4.0
Jun 2 2021
4.0
Version: 2.4.4
scorpionpredator14
scorpionpredator14
Feb 12 2018
5.0
Feb 12 2018
5.0
Version: null
PRjohnson
PRjohnson
Dec 19 2017
5.0
Dec 19 2017
5.0
Version: null
Ervins Strauhmanis
Ervins Strauhmanis
Apr 21 2017
5.0
Apr 21 2017
5.0
Version: null
jeremycc33
jeremycc33
Mar 29 2017
4.5
Mar 29 2017
4.5
Version: null
wgmmitch
wgmmitch
Mar 25 2017
4.0
Mar 25 2017
4.0
Version: null
Freenergy
Freenergy
Feb 18 2017
5.0
Feb 18 2017
5.0
Version: null
Darmok
Darmok
Dec 3 2016
5.0
Dec 3 2016
5.0
Version: null
m-freeman88
m-freeman88
Feb 12 2016
4.0
Feb 12 2016
4.0
Version: null
Steinar-Helgesen
Steinar-Helgesen
Sep 20 2014
3.5
Sep 20 2014
3.5
Version: null
Derekcurrie
Derekcurrie
Jul 9 2014
5.0
Jul 9 2014
5.0
Version: null
neartheredrocks
neartheredrocks
Dec 14 2013
5.0
Dec 14 2013
5.0
Version: null
Davidfreels
Davidfreels
Sep 5 2013
2.5
Sep 5 2013
2.5
Version: null
DOCa-Cola
DOCa-Cola
Jul 22 2013
5.0
Jul 22 2013
5.0
Version: null
Mr-W-
Mr-W-
May 9 2013
1.5
May 9 2013
1.5
Version: null
D1b
D1b
Apr 20 2013
0.5
Apr 20 2013
0.5
Version: null
mymon
mymon
Apr 19 2013
2.0
Apr 19 2013
2.0
Version: null
Jazzyguy
Jazzyguy
Jul 28 2012
5.0
Jul 28 2012
5.0
Version: null
W-h-k
W-h-k
Dec 1 2011
0.5
Dec 1 2011
0.5
Version: null
Chrischram
Chrischram
Sep 1 2011
3.0
Sep 1 2011
3.0
Version: null
Hkim
Hkim
Jul 29 2011
4.0
Jul 29 2011
4.0
Version: null
Donmontalvo
Donmontalvo
Jul 25 2011
4.5
Jul 25 2011
4.5
Version: null
Islandmacman
Islandmacman
Apr 9 2011
4.5
Apr 9 2011
4.5
Version: null
Andrians
Andrians
Apr 9 2011
5.0
Apr 9 2011
5.0
Version: null
DemandExcellence
DemandExcellence
Sep 25 2010
3.0
Sep 25 2010
3.0
Version: null
Big77
Big77
Aug 19 2010
1.0
Aug 19 2010
1.0
Version: null
Bellidancer
Bellidancer
Feb 7 2008
5.0
Feb 7 2008
5.0
Version: null
Apgiuliano
Apgiuliano
Jul 2 2006
4.5
Jul 2 2006
4.5
Version: null
Guest
Guest
Oct 24 2002
4.0
Oct 24 2002
4.0
Version: null
Guest
Guest
Jun 28 2002
4.8
Jun 28 2002
4.8
Version: null
Guest
Guest
Dec 19 2001
4.8
Dec 19 2001
4.8
Version: null
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