Wednesday, May 22, 2013

cli to test internet speed, no flash needed

Never have to use flash to test your net speed, this one is simple and awesome.

Many thanks to @Sivel

First clone it:
[James-Cuffs-MacBook-Pro]$ git clone https://github.com/sivel/speedtest-cli.git
Cloning into 'speedtest-cli'...
remote: Counting objects: 106, done.
remote: Compressing objects: 100% (68/68), done.
remote: Total 106 (delta 50), reused 91 (delta 38)
Receiving objects: 100% (106/106), 24.50 KiB, done.
Resolving deltas: 100% (50/50), done.

Run it...
[James-Cuffs-MacBook-Pro]$ cd speedtest-cli/ && ./speedtest-cli
Retrieving speedtest.net configuration...
Retrieving speedtest.net server list...
Testing from Verizon FiOS (173.x.x.x)...
Selecting best server based on ping...

Results! Look Ma - no Flash!
Hosted by Towerstream (Boston, MA) [9.58 km]: 64.135 ms

Testing download speed.................................
Download: 57.00 Mbit/s

Testing upload speed...................................
Upload: 30.27 Mbit/s

And that my friend is all she wrote...


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