How To Easily Perform Internet Speed Tests On Ubuntu 14.04, Linux Mint 17 And Their Derivative Systems, Via Speedtest-CLI 0.2.7

Hello Linux Geeksters. As you may know, the Speedtest-CLI app uses speedtest.net for checking the internet connection’s speed. The latest version available is Speedtest-CLI 0.2.7, which comes with support for Ubuntu 14.04.

In this article I will show you how to install Speedtest-CLI 0.2.7 on Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty Tahr, Linux Mint 17 Qiana, Pinguy OS 14.04 and Elementary OS 0.3 Isis.

Because it is available via the GetDeb repository, installing Speedtest-CLI 0.2.7 on Ubuntu 14.04, Pinguy OS 14.04, Linux Mint 17 and Elementary OS 0.3 is easy. All you have to do is add the repository and the key to your system, update the local repository index and install the soundconverter package. Like this:

$ sudo sh -c 'echo "deb http://archive.getdeb.net/ubuntu trusty-getdeb apps" >> /etc/apt/sources.list.d/getdeb.list'
$ wget -q -O - http://archive.getdeb.net/getdeb-archive.key | sudo apt-key add -
$ sudo apt-get update
$ sudo apt-get install python-speedtest-cli

Now that we have installed the needed tool for performing speedtests, just open a terminal and type:

$ speedtest

how to install Speedtest-CLI 0.2.7 on Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty Tahr, Linux Mint 17 Qiana, Pinguy OS 14.04 and Elementary OS 0.3 Isis.

Optional, to remove Speedtest-CLI, do:

$ sudo apt-get remove python-speedtest-cli

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