How to Test your Broadband Speed from Linux Terminal

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To install speed test CLI command line, it should require Python ppi. Use the following command to install Python ppi .

$ sudo apt-get install python-pip

The sample output should be like this –

Building dependency tree
Reading state information... Done
The following packages were automatically installed and are no longer required:
   libbs2b0 libopusfile0 libqmmp-misc libqmmpui0 libsidplayfp
   linux-headers-4.2.0-27 linux-headers-4.2.0-27-generic
   linux-image-4.2.0-27-generic linux-image-extra-4.2.0-27-generic
   linux-signed-image-4.2.0-27-generic php7.0-opcache
Use 'apt-get autoremove' to remove them.
The following extra packages will be installed:
   python-chardet-whl python-colorama python-colorama-whl python-distlib
   python-distlib-whl python-html5lib python-html5lib-whl python-pip-whl
   python-requests-whl python-setuptools python-setuptools-whl python-six-whl
   python-urllib3-whl python-wheel
Suggested packages:
   python-genshi
Recommended packages:
   python-dev-all
The following NEW packages will be installed:
   python-chardet-whl python-colorama python-colorama-whl python-distlib
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To instal speedtest-cli, use the following command –

$ sudo pip install speedtest-cli

The sample output should be like this –

Downloading/unpacking speedtest-cli
   Downloading speedtest_cli-0.3.4-py2.py3-none-any.whl
Installing collected packages: speedtest-cli
Successfully installed speedtest-cli
Cleaning up...

To run Speedtest-cli, use the following command –

$ speedtest-cli

The sample output should be like this –

Retrieving speedtest.net configuration...
Retrieving speedtest.net server list...
Testing from Beam Telecom (183.82.104.71)...
Selecting best server based on latency...
Hosted by ACT Fibernet (Hyderabad) [10.33 km]: 2.75 ms
Testing download speed........................................
Download: 23.32 Mbit/s
Testing upload speed..................................................
Upload: 14.30 Mbit/s

To get more information about speedtest-cli, use the following command –

$ speedtest-cli --help

The sample output should be like this –

usage: speedtest-cli [-h] [--bytes] [--share] [--simple] [--list]
[--server SERVER] [--mini MINI] [--source SOURCE]
[--timeout TIMEOUT] [--secure] [--version]

Command line interface for testing internet bandwidth using speedtest.net.
--------------------------------------------------------------------------
https://github.com/sivel/speedtest-cli

optional arguments:
-h, --help          show this help message and exit
--bytes             Display values in bytes instead of bits. Does not affect the image generated by --share
--share             Generate and provide a URL to the speedtest.net share results image
--simple            Suppress verbose output, only show basic information
--list              Display a list of speedtest.net servers sorted by distance
--server            SERVER Specify a server ID to test against
--mini              MINI URL of the Speedtest Mini server
--source            SOURCE Source IP address to bind to
--timeout           TIMEOUT HTTP timeout in seconds. Default 10
--secure            Use HTTPS instead of HTTP when communicating with speedtest.net operated servers
--version           Show the version number and exit

Congratulations! Now, you know “How to test your Broadband Speed from Linux Terminal ”. We’ll learn more about these types of commands in our next Linux post. Keep reading!

raja
Published on 20-Jan-2020 16:50:52
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