How to check Internet speed from the command line on Linux
Posted on: 01/10/2014 11:39 AM

Xmodulo shows you how to check Internet speed from the command line on Linux

How to check Internet speed from the command line on Linux


When you are experiencing slow Internet access, you may want to test the Internet speed of your upstream ISP (often called "last mile" in the residential broadband networks) as part of troubleshooting. For that matter, Speedtest.net is probably the most widely used broadband speed testing website.

Underneath it, Speedtest.net loads JavaScript code in your web browser, which then automatically detects the closest Speedtest.net server from you, and measures download/upload speed by sending HTTP GET and POST requests to the server.



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