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The mtr tool combines the functionality of the traceroute and ping programs in a single network diagnostic tool, it is Pingplotter for Linux.

Using MTR to troubleshoot

  1. Open “terminal emulator” from the application menu
  2. Run mtr <ip or hostname> where <ip or hostname> is a site or game server you are having issues with.
    • To do a basic test you can use “”: mtr
  3. Let mtr run for about 2 minutes then take a screenshot and share it with the channel.
    • To take a screenshot in our live session type “screenshot” in the application menu to open the screenshot utility.
    • After taking your screenshot use the “Host on imgur” option to upload the screenshot and get a URL that you will provide to the chat.