Checking the Internet Connection Speed

Posted on 2005-04-12
Last Modified: 2011-09-20
How does one check the current internet speed(upstream and downstream) on a linux machine. I am using SuSE linux 9.0

My ifconfig shows:
on eth0 :  RX bytes:1602963609 (1528.7 Mb)  TX bytes:143299189 (136.6 Mb)
on eth1 : RX bytes:589621236 (562.3 Mb)  TX bytes:794656888 (757.8 Mb)
lo : RX bytes:4560 (4.4 Kb)  TX bytes:4560 (4.4 Kb)

Just wondering if the speed can be calculated from this.

Question by:sandeep_th
    LVL 8

    Accepted Solution

    From this - not.

    Use this utility that calculates real speed of the connection
    between two IP interfaces.
    LVL 16

    Assisted Solution

    try going to and use their speed tests upload and download speed

    it will at least give you an idea, but the speed will always depend on what you're connecting to

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