speedtest-cli A handy tool to check internet bandwidth


Command line interface for testing internet bandwidth using

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speedtest-cli works with Python 2.4-3.4


pip / easy\_install


pip install speedtest-cli



easy_install speedtest-cli



pip install git+https://github.com/sivel/speedtest-cli.git



git clone https://github.com/sivel/speedtest-cli.git
python speedtest-cli/setup.py install

Just download (Like the way it used to be)


wget -O speedtest-cli https://raw.githubusercontent.com/sivel/speedtest-cli/master/speedtest_cli.py
chmod +x speedtest-cli



curl -Lo speedtest-cli https://raw.githubusercontent.com/sivel/speedtest-cli/master/speedtest_cli.py
chmod +x speedtest-cli



$ speedtest-cli -h
usage: speedtest-cli [-h] [–bytes] [–share] [–simple] [–list]
[–server SERVER] [–mini MINI] [–source SOURCE]
[–timeout TIMEOUT] [–version]

Command line interface for testing internet bandwidth using speedtest.net.

optional arguments:
-h, –help         show this help message and exit
–bytes            Display values in bytes instead of bits. Does not affect
the image generated by –share
–share            Generate and provide a URL to the speedtest.net share
results image
–simple           Suppress verbose output, only show basic information
–list             Display a list of speedtest.net servers sorted by
–server SERVER    Specify a server ID to test against
–mini MINI        URL of the Speedtest Mini server
–source SOURCE    Source IP address to bind to
–timeout TIMEOUT  HTTP timeout in seconds. Default 10
–version          Show the version number and exit


It is not a goal of this application to be a reliable latency reporting tool.

Latency reported by this tool should not be relied on as a value indicative of ICMP
style latency. It is a relative value used for determining the lowest latency server
for performing the actual speed test against.

There is the potential for this tool to report results inconsistent with Speedtest.net.
There are several concepts to be aware of that factor into the potential inconsistency:

1. Speedtest.net has migrated to using pure socket tests instead of HTTP based tests
2. This application is written in Python
3. Different versions of Python will execute certain parts of the code faster than others
4. CPU and Memory capacity and speed will play a large part in inconsistency between
Speedtest.net and even other machines on the same network

Issues relating to inconsistencies will be closed as wontfix and without
additional reason or context.

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