📅 2016-Feb-11 ⬩ ✍️ Ashwin Nanjappa ⬩ 🏷️ speedtest ⬩ 📚 Archive
The SpeedTest website uses a Flash program that may not work on many Linux browsers. If you prefer to check the download and upload bandwidth from the shell, I have shared some information below.
Warning: I found that the commandline tool consistently showed much lesser download/upload speeds compared to the website on my computers!
$ sudo apt install speedtest-cli
I noticed that this can throw an error the very first time it is run:
$ sudo speedtest-cli Retrieving speedtest.net configuration... Cannot retrieve speedtest configuration ERROR: HTTP Error 403: Forbidden
This error goes away if I run the tool once in secure mode:
$ speedtest-cli --secure
Tried with: speedtest-cli 2.1.3 and Ubuntu 22.04