In this tutorial, we will see how to check your internet connection speed via the terminal on Ubuntu or Linux Mint. To do this, we will use Speedtest CLI which is written in Python and will use Speedtest website to test your broadband connection speed (upload and download).

Speedtest CLI Installation

To install Speedtest CLI on Ubuntu/Linux Mint, open the terminal and issue these commands:

sudo apt-get install python-pip 
sudo pip install speedtest-cli

For manual installation, run these commands:

wget https://goo.gl/r2Hr5e -O speedtest-cli 
chmod +x speedtest-cli 
sudo mv speedtest-cli /usr/local/bin/

Once Speedtest CLI is well installed on your system, run this command to start it:


For more arguments, run this command:

speedtest-cli --help

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