Sometimes I need to check the speed of the server I am working on to the internet and often I only have a command line available. Here is a quick way to achieve this from the CLI. First we need to install the speedtest-cli software, for this I am installing on a ubuntu 15.04 desktop.
Install pip if it is not already installed #sudo apt-get install python-pip Next install speedtest-cli #sudo pip install speedtest-cli Next lets try it out #speedtest-cli To get help #speedtest-cli -h
If you have a browser on you Linux desktop, you could try http://speedof.me/