Connection errors are bound to happen to everyone who uses the internet. At some point, the traffic slows to a crawl and the data just doesn’t go through. Whether that’s trying to submit a credit card number that just won’t go through, playing an online game where your commands have seconds of latency between button presses, or just a website that keeps crashing that you know should be up and running perfectly. While there isn’t always something you can do to fix it, knowing how to run a traceroute can absolutely relieve frustration and give you an idea of where the problems are and who to contact for a fix.
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