How to Test the Speed of Your Internet Connection in Ubuntu
When you need to determine the bandwidth of an Internet channel, you’ll frequently find yourself in this predicament. It is sufficient to enter the equivalent request into a search engine and test the speed on any of the search results sites in the desktop version of the operating system. If you need to perform it on the server version, you’ll need to use a different method. We’ll look at how to test the speed of your Internet connection on Ubuntu 20.04 in this post. Root privileges are required for all commands.
You must add Speedtest’s repository in order to install it. First, install the necessary packages.
apt install gnupg1 apt-transport-https dirmngr
Add a key for the repository.
apt-key adv --keyserver keyserver.ubuntu.com --recv-keys 379CE192D401AB61
Add the repository itself.
echo "deb https://ookla.bintray.com/debian generic main" | sudo tee /etc/apt/sources.list.d/speedtest.list
If you have another version of Speedtest installed, uninstall it.
apt remove speedtest-cli
The package list should be updated.
Finally, install a tool to test the speed of your Internet connection.
apt install speedtest
Test your internet connection’s speed
Run the following command to perform a quick Internet speed test:
Accept the licence after reading it.
Do you accept the license? [type YES to accept]:
When the test is finished, you’ll be able to see the results:
Speedtest by Ookla Server: Some Server ISP: Your ISP Latency: 1.22 ms (0.04 ms jitter) Download: 82.59 Mbps (data used: 41.5 MB) Upload: 91.69 Mbps (data used: 41.3 MB) Packet Loss: 0.0% Result URL: https://www.speedtest.net/result/c/4f200375-d643-...
The Result URL can be used to share the result.
You can try a different server to see how fast it is. To see the closest servers, type this command:
Enter the following command, replacing “1111” with the server ID to select one of them:
speedtest -s 1111
To view all possible choices, Enter:
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