Traceroute utility which in Windows ((Start > Run >cmd and tracert ) is used to test network connectivity to a website or check the overall network path taken for reaching a website or network resource is not available for Terminal by default in Linux Mint / Ubuntu .
To use the existing traceroute tool in Linux Mint / Ubuntu :
1. Go to System > Administration > Network Tools.
2. Enter the name of website which you wish to trace the network path to.
However, to do this same thing quickly and from the Terminal, first we need to install traceroute by typing :
Once installed, simply type :
All done. From now on, to test network issues or check anything related to network connectivity, simply fire up Terminal and use traceroute to get an idea of what is happening.
We use this all the time, here is an earlier post on the same.