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I have a home server with Ubuntu and I want to measure download and upload speed in my LAN. Is there any program for Ubuntu that will help me do this?

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  • @muru No. I don't want to test my server's internet connection speed but I want to test the LAN transfer speed between my laptop and server.
    – adazem009
    Jun 7, 2020 at 16:03
  • That's askubuntu.com/q/7976/158442 then
    – muru
    Jun 7, 2020 at 21:36
  • @user535733 Yes, but the same answer is already here.
    – adazem009
    Jun 8, 2020 at 8:29

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  • a standard tool is IPerF or it's graphical frontend JPerF

( https://www.cyberciti.biz/faq/how-to-test-the-network-speedthroughput-between-two-linux-servers/ )

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    Thank you, that's what I was looking for :)
    – adazem009
    Jun 7, 2020 at 18:56
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Well, you said download/upload speed and LAN, so I'm not sure which you actually want.

To test download/upload speed of your Internet connection:

Yes. It's is possible. With the project: https://github.com/sindresorhus/fast-cli

If you have node installed, just run npm install --global fast-cli

Then you can use fast to start the test.

If you don't have node installed, you can install it with apt install nodejs

To test your LAN speed, you'll need a second computer and install iperf on both.

Run one side as a server, the other side as the client.

On ubuntu, you can install iperf with apt install iperf, on MacOS brew install iperf for other operating systems you'll have to google.

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  • What about www.openspeedtest.com ?
    – adazem009
    Jun 7, 2020 at 13:11
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    I want to measure tranfer speed between my laptop and server in the LAN.
    – adazem009
    Jun 7, 2020 at 16:04
  • Then iperf is the way to go. Jun 8, 2020 at 14:11

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