Test Speed of your Internet from Terminal/CLI in Linux

There are various web applications to test the speed of your Internet Connection. The most famous being Speedtest by Ookla – Link Here

But suppose you want to test your network bandwidth from a Linux machine without a desktop environment installed or for just looking cool among your friends.

speedtest-terminal

Follow below steps to install Speedtest app from Terminal

Execute below commands in you terminal window. These commands will add ookla (speedtest) repo mirror to your apt-get package manager list.

    • sudo apt-get install gnupg1 apt-transport-https dirmngr
    • export INSTALL_KEY=379CE192D401AB61
    • sudo apt-key adv --keyserver keyserver.ubuntu.com --recv-keys $INSTALL_KEY
    • echo "deb https://ookla.bintray.com/debian generic main" | sudo tee /etc/apt/sources.list.d/speedtest.list
    • sudo apt-get update
    • sudo apt-get install speedtest

After the installation just run “speedtest” command, it will automatically choose the best server for testing and display the results.

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