Speed test for internet.

Tony Baechler tony at baechler.net
Tue Mar 26 09:35:26 UTC 2013

I just use wget and download files as normal.  It always shows the download 
speed after the file is downloaded.  Lynx and ncftp work just as well. 
There are dedicated speed test sites, but most require Java and they aren't 
"real-world" tests.  They are usually very fast, so you think you get better 
speed than reality.  I would rather download a big file from a regular site 
that I visit like archive.org and see what wget says.  You can also use 
youtube-dl if there is a video on YouTube that you want.  Anything over 10 
MB should be a good test.

On 3/25/2013 9:05 AM, Anders Holmberg wrote:
> 	Hi!
> What program do you use for testing the internet speed on a linux machine?
> I guess there are a bunch  of programs out there.
> /A

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