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Speedtest-cli is an application to check your Internet Speed with command line in linux terminal. This program is written with python and using speedtest.net as the source.
There are few guidelines in the Internet that mentioned how to install it. In this tutorial, I use Xubuntu 11.10 with xfce 4.8 as desktop environtment.

First, I’ve tried to install via apt-get install but it didn’t work for me.

$ sudo apt-get install speedtest-cli
[sudo] password for darklinux:
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree
Reading state information... Done
E: Unable to locate package speedtest-cli

Then I tried to install via PIP (package manager for Python packages), still didn’t work also.

$ pip install speedtest-cli
Downloading/unpacking speedtest-cli
Cannot fetch index base URL http://pypi.python.org/simple/
Could not find any downloads that satisfy the requirement speedtest-cli
No distributions at all found for speedtest-cli
Storing complete log in /home/darklinux/.pip/pip.log

Finally, I download directly from the source via github.

$ git clone https://github.com/sivel/speedtest-cli
Cloning into speedtest-cli...
remote: Enumerating objects: 1150, done.
remote: Total 1150 (delta 0), reused 0 (delta 0), pack-reused 1150
Receiving objects: 100% (1150/1150), 310.06 KiB | 32 KiB/s, done.
Resolving deltas: 100% (684/684), done.
$ ls -l speedtest-cli/
total 112
-rw-rw-r-- 1 darklinux darklinux 1671 2019-05-12 09:40 CONTRIBUTING.md
-rw-rw-r-- 1 darklinux darklinux 11358 2019-05-12 09:40 LICENSE
-rw-rw-r-- 1 darklinux darklinux 35 2019-05-12 09:40 MANIFEST.in
-rw-rw-r-- 1 darklinux darklinux 5606 2019-05-12 09:40 README.rst
-rw-rw-r-- 1 darklinux darklinux 20 2019-05-12 09:40 setup.cfg
-rw-rw-r-- 1 darklinux darklinux 3272 2019-05-12 09:40 setup.py
-rw-rw-r-- 1 darklinux darklinux 3039 2019-05-12 09:40 speedtest-cli.1
-rwxrwxr-x 1 darklinux darklinux 63234 2019-05-12 09:40 speedtest.py
drwxrwxr-x 3 darklinux darklinux 4096 2019-05-12 09:40 tests
-rw-rw-r-- 1 darklinux darklinux 497 2019-05-12 09:40 tox.ini


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There is a lots of free online banwidth speed checking on the internet. I found a good one. The design is very attractive and user friendly. Just click the link and start the process, you will get the result in seconds.

Step 1. Open http://www.bandwidth.com/.
Then on the web site, click ‘bandiwidth speed test‘ link (on the top right)


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