Check your bandwith with speedtest-cli

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Check your bandwith with speedtest-cli

Postby viking60 » 14 Jun 2016, 16:27

I came over this nice Command line tool that checks my network speed.
I installed it on my Centos server but it should work all over the place.
Here is what I did:
I installed python-pip - it will be in your repository +1
then I did a:

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sudo pip install speedtest-cli --upgrade

That's it so I was ready to run

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speedtest-cli
in my terminal and it reported the up and download speed nicely and also the provider and the server of the ISP...and the distance to that server :s
Nicely presented in my terminal, but since I am a social person wanting to share; speedtest-cli has thought of that too.

If you run:

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speedtest-cli --share
then it will generate an image and a link to where it is shared:
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If you are the tall and silent minimalistic type you can do a:

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speedtest-cli --simple

It will give you the ping and up/download speed-nothing more.

You may have to run it as speedtest-cli.py on some distros but I didn't have to on Centos7 or on Manjaro.

Here is the liveshow:
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Image
http://showterm.io/7b7972971344b6b7744f4
Manjaro 64bit on the main box -Intel(R) Core(TM) i7 CPU 920 @ 2.67GHz and nVidia Corporation GT200b [GeForce GTX 275] (rev a1. + Centos on the server - Arch on the laptop.
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Re: Check your bandwith with speedtest-cli

Postby viking60 » 16 Jun 2016, 08:41

While the download speed is about 1 Mbits with the free Cryptstorm VPN I noticed that the upload speed is higher than what my ISP is giving me.
Interesting stuff that speedtest-cli will reveal.
Manjaro 64bit on the main box -Intel(R) Core(TM) i7 CPU 920 @ 2.67GHz and nVidia Corporation GT200b [GeForce GTX 275] (rev a1. + Centos on the server - Arch on the laptop.
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