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-pipsudo 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 …

There is a new speedtest website, hosted on Sourceforge this works without Flash or any other plugin. Very useful if you do not wish to install Adobe plugins just to test your Internet speed. https://sourceforge.net/speedtest/. The upload and download speeds are tested, as well as packet loss and latency, giving a good indication of the …