How to Test Your Internet Speed from the Command Line


Want to quickly check the speed of your current Internet connection? With speedtest-cli you can run a test in the command prompt, on any operating system.

We’ve shown you how to test your internet connection speed using a web browser, but there are a few reasons you might want a command line tool instead. Maybe you’re remotely connected to a server via ssh, and want to test speeds on that machine. Maybe you’re already used to using commands to troubleshoot your network, and want to add a speedtest to your toolkit. Or maybe you just think the command line is cool. No judgement.

Whatever your reason, running a speedtest is as simple as typing speedtest and hitting enter once you have speedtest-cli installed. Here’s how to install it on all three major operating systems.

Installing speedtest-cli On Ubuntu (and Other Linux Distros)

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