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Test your Internet Speed through Command-Line in CentOS 8 - How to do it ?

This article covers the different methods through which you can install the Speedtest utility on your CentOS 8 system. 

Also, we have also shown how to test the internet speed through the Speedtest-cli utility and how to generate URLs to share with others.


To Install Speedtest-cli on CentOS 8:

1. Open the terminal to make sure that Python is installed and working properly. Type the following command to check Python version:

$ python --version

If python is not installed on your system then first you will install python on your system. 

For this purpose, you need to run the below-mentioned command on the terminal to install python on CentOS 8.

$ sudo yum install python2

2. Download the speedtest_cli.py file using 'wget' command:

$ wget -O speedtest-cli https://raw.githubusercontent.com/sivel/speedtest-cli/master/speedtest.py

After successfully saved the downloaded file, you will type the following command on the terminal:

$ chmod +x speedtest-cli


Use Speedtest CLI to Test Internet Speed on Ubuntu 20.04 - How to perform this task ?

This article covers how to install and use the Speedtest CLI utility to test your Internet speed while using Ubuntu 20.04.


To check my Internet speed in Ubuntu:

1. Open the Ubuntu Terminal by pressing Ctrl+alt+T or through the Dash. 

2. Then enter the command to install python:

$ sudo apt-get install python-pip

Once python is successfully installed, use the command to install the speedtest-cli tool:

$ sudo pip install speedtest-cli

The tool will be installed in your system.


To check Your Internet Speed:

Run the following command to test your internet speed:

$ speedtest-cli


To share Internet Speed Test Results:

The speedtest-cli also lets you share your internet speed by providing a link on the speedtest.net website through the following command:

$ speedtest-cli --share



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