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Apr

A (Very) Quick Ethernet Device Speed Test

Want to perform a quick speed/bandwidth test to get an idea of how fast your Ethernet device can download data? Here’s a one-liner that downloads a randomly stuffed testfile of 20MB that I uploaded to mediafire (you can use your own if you’d like):

wget -O - http://www.mediafire.com/?0jzdkokzmz4 > /dev/null

Now, of course, this gives you a very quick idea of typical, real world speeds. You can take it a step further and download a file from your local network. The more steps you take to eliminate other external factors, the better.

BTW: It’s April Fool’s Day today in case you’ve forgotten! Go trick somebody special…

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