said by TexasRebel:
Everywhere you see timeouts, means it's dropping packets because the bandwidth isn't there or it a software problem..
No. It COULD meant that, but rarely does on a ping or tracert.
What it USUALLY means is a router that is setup to not respond to ICMP requests. Not at all uncommon on some networks.
If the final IP in a tracert does not accept ICMP, then the trace never completes. for intermediates, you just get a timeout and it moves on.
An example of a site that won't accept? Try tracing or pinging www.microsoft.com--
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