March 10, 2010

How can I check my internet connection speed (in real time)?

I am new to Linux and simply want to monitor my internet (wired, not wireless) connection speed..?

Thanks for any tips.

I prefer TestInternetSpeed.info to checking my internet speed before starting...

I prefer TestInternetSpeed.info to checking my internet speed before starting any operation that required a stable internet connection like playing Fifa 13 Online , this website is based on download/Upload speed test .

Loumi

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U can use command line tool like netstat for eg. type this in terminal........

U can use command line tool like netstat for eg. type this in terminal..... netstat -tpe or one more is
tracert i.e. traceroute
or if ur router supports SNMP, u can use MRTG to monitor traffic on the router interfaces.
U can install smtpd on ur Linux (OS flavor dependent) gateway and use mrtg to monitor the gateway interfaces.

If u want to use graphical tools, u may try for Munin http://munin-monitoring.org/
or RRDTool: http://oss.oetiker.ch/rrdtool/

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To check your internet speed visit this site ScanMySpeed.com...

To check your internet speed visit this site ScanMySpeed.com
Here you can check both upload and download speed in Mbps. Don't need Java, Flash enabled browser to check your internet speed by using this site.

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This is not as easy to answer as it might seem o the face of it. First of all...

This is not as easy to answer as it might seem o the face of it. First of all, are you asking about latency on a given interface or network segment, or latency to a particular host? Or are you interested in the throughput you can achieve on an interface or the throughput you can achieve to a particular host? Are you concerned about sheer number of packets / bits per second, or sustainable throughput over a TCP stream? E.G. I can flood a host w/ UDP at what ever wirespeed my host can support, but the infrastructure between points a & b might not support that speed. And if your concern is file transfers, there's TCP over head to take into consideration.

all that being said, look at iperf / jperf. They're a good pair of testing tools.

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With the Gnome desktop I have Applications-->System Tools--> System Monitor...

With the Gnome desktop I have Applications-->System Tools--> System Monitor which will show you the information you are looking for under Resources. I also have gkrellm running on all my machines. It does what System Monitor does but in a slightly different way.
If your using a desktop DE other than Gnome, I'm sure their is something in the System Tools part of your menu that is similar to System Monitor. If not, check out gkrellm.

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