Trace Internet RoutesBy: Arie Slob
Included with Windows 98 is a program called Trace Route. Open a DOS window and type tracert location name. The location name can be any IP address or number, for example tracert www.windows-help.net.
The program will then trace the route from your Internet provider to that location, and show you every computer system along the way.
Watch as you jump from coast to coast and over oceans via satellites and high speed connections instantly. Also very useful for when you can't connect to a site - it will show you if something is down along the way.