Routing and switching

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Main post: 300 words (minimum); 2 response posts: 75 words each (minimum)

In your own words, answer this unit’s discussion questions in a main post (recommended minimum 300words), and respond to at least two peers’ postings (recommended minimum 75 words).
After you have reviewed the Assignment Detailsbelow, click the Discussion Board link under the My Work heading above to open the Discussion Board and make your post.

Assignment Details
As we reflect on the lessons learned from this week’s learning materials, consider how routers develop routing tables to define the shortest possible route from a source to a destination computer. One of the calculations used to define the shortest route is based on the number of routers the packets need to travel through. Each router on the network path is considered a hop. It is possible to send a packet from your computer to any destination on the Internet and measure the number of hops that it takes along the way. The Tracert command provides us with this view by tracing the route the packet takes and returning the name and number of each hop. Let’s give it a try and see what we can learn. 
From your Window’s based PC go to the search dialogue box and enter CMD. Apply the Tracert command on your PC to go to  or . Compare and contrast the number of hops for each, the shortest and longest response time in milliseconds for each, and the aspects of the default route each followed. Provide your opinion as to why the hops and response times were different for each site.