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.


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.