Talk:Hop (networking)

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what command do you type in to determine the hop count destination?

You're probably thinking of traceroute. ~KvnG 17:53, 17 February 2015 (UTC)


This page should be linked to the TTL article, It's the same thing, pretty much. -- (talk) 16:12, 5 May 2011 (UTC)


I suggest merging Hop count into this article, since the hop count is just the number of hops. It seems pointless to have a separate article on the number of hops.--Srleffler (talk) 01:25, 25 October 2012 (UTC)

This is a good suggestion, and unopposed for 6 months. Am performing the merger right away. --Pgallert (talk) 08:40, 10 April 2013 (UTC)


I have changed the introduction since it contradicted the picture. There are some (unreliable?) sources that refer to hop as a "jump" from one router to the next, however, more commonly the hop is either referred to as the router/gateway itself, see cisco, or as the "Jump" from one network segment/subnet to the next (as the illustration shows). I have also removed the word "bridges" since it is a L2 device is not involved with IP routing. Instead I have added L3 switches which can act like a simple router. [1] [2] [3]Qualle14 (talk) 15:14, 5 July 2019 (UTC)