How to perform an Internet speedtest using the command line in Ubuntu.

A network speedtest is a good way to get a picture of how fast your Internet connection really is. To perform a speedtest in Ubuntu, first install pip using this command.

sudo apt-get install python-pip

Then install speedtest-cli.

[email protected]:~$ sudo pip install speedtest-cli
Downloading/unpacking speedtest-cli
  Downloading speedtest-cli-0.3.1.tar.gz
  Running setup.py (path:/tmp/pip_build_root/speedtest-cli/setup.py) egg_info for package speedtest-cli
    
Installing collected packages: speedtest-cli
  Running setup.py install for speedtest-cli
    
    Installing speedtest script to /usr/local/bin
    Installing speedtest-cli script to /usr/local/bin
Successfully installed speedtest-cli
Cleaning up...

Now perform a speedtest and see how fast or slow your Internet is…

[email protected]:~$ speedtest
Retrieving speedtest.net configuration...
Retrieving speedtest.net server list...
Testing from Dodo Australia (xxx.xxx.xx.xx)...
Selecting best server based on latency...
Hosted by Internode (Sydney) [14.12 km]: 58.096 ms
Testing download speed........................................
Download: 10.40 Mbits/s
Testing upload speed..................................................
Upload: 0.67 Mbits/s

Use the speedtest --list command to list all speedtest.net servers.

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