Running A Pathping Test

Keywords: path ping

A pathping is a tool used to check for losses of network packet integrity between your computer and our servers. Running a pathping is a great way to discover connection issues that may not show up in other latency tests. Follow the instructions for your operating system below.


  1. Click Start.
  2. In the search field, type CMD.
  3. Right-click on CMD.exe and select Run as Administrator.
  4. Type pathping > c:\pathping.txt
  5. Replace the Xs with the appropriate server address.
  6. Press Enter.
  7. Allow several minutes for the pathping to complete.
  8. A file will be created in your C: drive called pathping.txt.
  9. Type exit and press Enter to close the command window.


  1. Go to the /Applications/Utilities folder and start the Terminal application.
  2. Type traceroute -S -q 30 > ~/Desktop/pathping.txt
  3. Replace the Xs with the appropriate server address.
  4. Press Return. A file will be created on your Desktop called pathping.txt.
  5. Quit the Terminal application.

Server IP Addresses

World of Warcraft

The following test IPs are broken down by Battlegroup. To see which realms belong to each Battlegroup, hover your mouse over the Battlegroup name.

The Americas and Oceania
Battlegroup IP Address
All realms
All realms

Diablo III and Hearthstone

Region IP Address
The Americas
Korea and Taiwan

StarCraft II

Region IP Address
The Americas
Korea and Taiwan
Southeast Asia

Note: StarCraft II players in the Americas and Europe should test both listed IP addresses.

Classic Games


Analyzing a Pathping

Look at the second block of data with the percentages. A clean pathping will have nothing but 0% from your computer to the last hop before our servers. Anything other than 0% indicates loss of packet integrity.

Our servers scramble pathping data once it reaches them. You can disregard any data which typically shows as 100% packet loss once the pathping reaches that point. To identify our servers, look for the following suffixes:,,,

If there is consistent packet loss of 1% or more at your router (hop 0) or modem (hop 1) these components either need a firmware update or need to be replaced. Packet loss anywhere else along the route should be reported to your ISP. Making a post of your pathping data on our tech forums will alert us of the ISP issue as well, and is much appreciated.

Here is a sample pathping test:

Note: This pathping is for teaching purposes only, and does not indicate any past or current ISP issues.

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