WhatRoute
WhatRoute
2.2.4

4.8

WhatRoute

WhatRoute

2.2.409 June 2019

Geographically trace online data-packet routes.

WhatRoute
Free
09 June 2019

4.8

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WhatRoute

WhatRoute

2.2.409 June 2019

Geographically trace online data-packet routes.

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 WhatRoute

Version 2.2.4:
Enhancements
  • Trace Performance: Added Start/Stop controls to toolbar.
Fixes
  • DNS Server Performance: Race causing crash.
  • Trace Performance: Less bursty in operation.

Requirements for WhatRoute

  • OS X 10.10.0 or later

58 Reviews

Rate this app:

03 October 2010

Most helpful

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.
Like (6)
Version 1.10.1
25 June 2018
Crashes when I click the Trace button. Back to the previous version.
Like
Version 2.1.5
14 February 2018
Doesn't work :(
Like
Version 2.1.2
12 February 2018
This traceroute comand with visualization is looking pretty good
Like
Version 2.1.2
19 December 2017
Like
Version 2.0.26
21 April 2017
Like
Version 2.0.19
29 March 2017
Like
Version 2.0.18
25 March 2017
Like
Version 2.0.17
18 February 2017
Like
Version 2.0.14
07 February 2017
All links dead, equally on original website.
Like
Version 2.0.13
03 December 2016
I pushed the map to my big tv, full screen. Fascinating to watch the flow of connections flying around on the map.
Like (2)
Version 2.0.10
Free

4.8

Category:

Internet

Internet Utilities

Developer Website:
DownloadMacUpdateInstall with MacUpdate

Downloaded & Installed 102,584 times

Free

4.8

Category:

Internet

Internet Utilities

Developer Website:
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Downloaded & Installed 102,584 times

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58 Reviews

Rate this app:

03 October 2010

Most helpful

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.
Like (6)
Version 1.10.1
25 June 2018
Crashes when I click the Trace button. Back to the previous version.
Like
Version 2.1.5
14 February 2018
Doesn't work :(
Like
Version 2.1.2
12 February 2018
This traceroute comand with visualization is looking pretty good
Like
Version 2.1.2
19 December 2017
Like
Version 2.0.26
21 April 2017
Like
Version 2.0.19
29 March 2017
Like
Version 2.0.18
25 March 2017
Like
Version 2.0.17
18 February 2017
Like
Version 2.0.14
07 February 2017
All links dead, equally on original website.
Like
Version 2.0.13
03 December 2016
I pushed the map to my big tv, full screen. Fascinating to watch the flow of connections flying around on the map.
Like (2)
Version 2.0.10