PingPlotter Manual

Final Hop Only

Final Hop Only allows you to trace only the final hop of a target, as opposed to tracing the full route. This helps simplify sessions involving a high number of targets and save bandwidth by only pinging one hop.

The PingPlotter settings menu

In PingPlotter’s settings, under “Engine,” is the option to start all new traces as final hop only. Selecting this option will not affect existing traces.

The right-click menu for a PingPlotter trace

To toggle Final Hop Only on individual traces, right-click on a target's final hop and select "Trace Final Hop Only." You can return any final-hop target to tracing the full route by right-clicking on the target and selecting "Trace Full Route."

Setting Alert Actions for Final Hop Only

In addition to manually toggling Final Hop Only, you can set a PingPlotter alert action to automatically switch modes when specific conditions are met.

The PingPlotter alert menu, With Adjust Route circled

In the Alerts menu, select "Route Adjustment."

Set your conditions, preferred action, and alert name, then select Finish. You can also add additional actions to toggle the route to its original state when conditions are no longer met.


This manual is specific to PingPlotter Version 5

Older versions can be found here.