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How to check Internet Speed via Terminal?

Instead of going to sites like speedtest.net, or others, I want to check my current Internet speed from the terminal on Ubuntu. How can I do it?
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To allocate data usage efficiently with two internet connections

Assume you have two connections in Mobile Broadband and WiFi. I would like to allocate manually given packages to given connections. For instance, my bank connection to Mobile Broadband and my ...
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What are common causes for greatly decreased internet speeds?

Two days ago I set my computer up to dual-boot with Windows 7 and Ubuntu 11.04. On windows 7, my download speed averages around 500kb/s, regardless of time of day. On Ubuntu, downloading simple ...
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How to make wget faster or multithreading?

I've just upgraded my computer hardware(cpu + motherboard + graphic card + memory + hard disk), so that install a new OS is needed. I tried to download debian-6.0.6-amd64-netinst.iso with wget command ...
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Is there a faster way to download Ubuntu?

I want to download Ubuntu 12.04, but it seems to take a long time, i.e. 1 day via Google Chrome, or Mozilla Firefox. Can you suggest an alternative way to download it faster (e.g. 2 hours)??
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Download speeds extremely slow

I recently installed Ubuntu 13.04 on an Asus k55n laptop, and I have found that when I attempt to download the KDE desktop, I get download speeds that vary between less than 1kbs to nearly 1mbs, which ...
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Which download manager is capable of 'throttle' and 'pause & resume' a running instance of download from a script

When downloading big files it necessary to pause the download many times. A big file can be downloaded by using wget. First start download, then kill wget, then resume download by wget -c. I want to ...
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Is it possible to have multi-thread cURL with Flashgot in Ubuntu?

I have found here that there is a multi-thread version of cURL downloader. How to install it and can it be used with Flashgot? I am not looking for other multi-thread downloaders, I already have ...
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How to increase downloading speed

I am using Ubuntu 12.04 . and I use Firefox for browsing and downloading . i would like to increase downloading speed. How can i do increase downloading speed ?
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Why is wget still shipped as the default download manger, whereas there's richer apps [closed]

aria2c has invaluable features like: Segmented downloading Metalink Support Download multiple files simultaneously Multiple connections downloading Torrent support with chunk checksum validation ...
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Is the Ubuntu direct download exactly the same as the torrent?

Is the default download of ubuntu-11.10-desktop-i386.iso identical to the torrent ubuntu-11.10-desktop-i386.iso.torrent? I'm asking because am finding the direct download 25% faster, but would be ...
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Why is my download speed slow on Ubuntu 11.10? [closed]

Unfortunately I am experiencing slow download speeds on Ubuntu 11.10 but not on Windows Vista. My limited knowledge with Ubuntu and my subsequent flawed research to resolve the matter suggest, it ...
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How can I get the current network traffic broken down by subnet

I'm trying to modify one of my extensions that shows network traffic from my computer (For an indicator). I'd like to be able to quantify how much of the network traffic I see is coming/going to the ...
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Ubuntu restricting download speed to 15kbps

I used a 3G broadband modem. I usually would be able to get a download speed of 40 - 60 kbps when i still used windows. but it seems ubuntu has a way of restricting downloads to 15kbps. this happens ...
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Slow wifi download speed with a TP Link tl-wn722n

I have PC (with ubuntu 12.04) connected to LAN with 100 Mbps internet speed. I created wifi hotspot on my pc with wireless usb adapter TP Link tl-wn722n, which allows up to 150 Mbps speed. With my ...