Expecting the exact words in terms of connectivity always, or download and upload speed from the service provider is like depending upon the flukes. In fact, it is not an easy task as it sounds. However, upon going with the Linux platforms you can get a clear picture about the present internet speed. Tools like Linespeed can do the job for you. It does the job through SpeedOf.Me API, and the result can be shared as well.
Here we provide the complete guide on incorporating Linespeed and having information about your internet speed.
Download Linspeed On Your System:
- In accordance, whether it is a 32 bit/64 bit Ubuntu, the deb package can be downloaded. You can download it through SourceForge site.
- After download, have double tap on Ubuntu.deb file to be available with Ubuntu Software Center.
- Now knock install, and have a little patience.
- Well, it is as simple as that to have Linespeed app over your Ubuntu device.
Going Through Linspeed App Post Installation
- After downloading the app efficiently have a double tap on it to go through Linespeed app.
- You simply have to tap on ‘Begin Test’, and allow the app to calculate the upload and download speed of the internet. The results are displayed with the app as the process completes.
The best part about Linespeed is that it is very lightweight in nature that consumes least (almost none) of your system resource. It is a must recommendation for professionals as you can complain with your service provider along full proof. Following the above steps only can do the job for you. However, it is here to mention that you need to have web connectivity with Wireless USB Modem in Linux.
Check The Speed Of Your Web Through Linux Terminal
There is another way available to get specific report about your internet download speed in Linux. You just have to go through ‘wget’ command. You can get to know about your internet download and upload speed with all Linux platforms.
- All you have to do is to open the command terminal through your Linux powered device, and run the command given below.
wget -O /dev/null http://speedtest.wdc01.softlayer.com/downloads/test10.zip
- The command given above primarily lets you have a dig at the download speed of your internet through files of very size from any remote server. However, as we assign the destination path to /dev/null, no file is practically saved on your device.
Basically, the downloaded file is removed the moment installation process is finished. Anyway, as the download goes on, you can have a look at the download speed as shown in the terminal. It lets to calculate the download speed of your internet over your Linux powered system. Through the process, you can take actions on boosting your internet connectivity speed as well.
This is a pretty handy way of getting the clear record of your internet download speed, and mostly the techies find it suitable for them.
So, have hands on with the methods given above, and you can surely achieve your desired goal.